We first wrote about Yards almost a year ago and we wrote that about six months after we realised they were well good. Yes, you might think that we like to keep things from you but we actually really like telling you about our favourite new sounds. With two members from two of our favourite bands (The Ghost of a Thousand and Astrohenge), it is not surprising that we like Yards. The good news is that the Brighton/London hardcore quartet have released their second EP and it’s called EP2.
Yards are a 4 piece hardcore punk band from Brighton / London, formed in late 2012 by former Ghost of a Thousand frontman Tom Lacey. They release a self-titled debut EP in 2013 as a pay-what-you-want download via Bandcamp. There also is a limited vinyl pressing available.
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Yards on Thrash Hits
July 18th, 2013
Thrash Hits verdict: We’ve been holding on to this interview since soon after Yards’ first show but now, with a four-track, sub-11-minute EP available and a sixth show in Camden to boot, we figured you should find out about this lot. Comprised of former The Ghost of a Thousand singer, Thomas Lacey, Astrohenge guitarist, Hugh Harvey, they’ve created a slice of ferociously melodic hardcore. The crusty minute-long squal of ‘The Rut’ bleeds into the TGOATy punk of ‘Modern Sovereigns’ before the swarthy swagger of ‘Castles of Romford’ changes the pace. While the five-minute “epic” closer ‘I Miss John Candy’ threatens to descend into spacious anarchy, the brevity of the EP will leave you wanting more (in a great way) and we’ve been informed that we “can glue then next EP to the first one and just listen to them back-to-back”. Excellent.