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Yard Act Petroleum

Yard Act present the brand new single, "Petroleum"

30 November 2023, 15:17 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Yard Act have shared "Petroleum" as another taste of their upcoming second album, Where My Utopia?.

The accompanying video stars friend of the band comedian and creator of Starstruck, Rose Matafeo.

"Petroleum" follows the album’s lead single "Dream Job". Speaking of the new release, vocalist James Smith says: “I lost it with the crowd in Bognor Regis and told them I was bored and I didn’t want to be there. Me and Ryan had a row after, and Ryan rightly dressed me down for the way I acted. It got me pondering the idea that, now this is a job, what are the requirements of it? People think they want honesty but they don’t, they want me to portray the version of honesty that they've paid to see and that’s part of the illusion.”

Speaking about the "Petroleum" video, Smith said: “‘Petroleum’ finds The Visitor as she stumbles into the hideout of a fearsome Biker gang called The Utopians. She's still on the run from the H.G.E agents. It was a lot of fun shooting this video, and a joy to watch our friend Rose Matafeo bring the leader of The Utopians to life. Though the story isn't being told in a linear format, I hope that the journey of The Visitor through the last three videos is starting to come together and reveal that we're working on something bigger here. More to come!”

Rose Matafeo added: “I screen most of my phone calls, but when the phone flashes up 'JAMES YARD ACT' you're gonna pick that up straight away. To feature in a Yard Act video has been on my bucket list ever since I added it to my bucket list after they asked me so I could have the satisfaction of crossing it off my bucket list. The overall vision for this album is so creatively ambitious and fun and cool and I'm so stoked to even be a little part of it. Sorry for my bad accent. Not sorry for the line dancing.”

Yard Act have announced a huge run of shows in the UK and EU for spring 2024 – including the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 27 March, and their biggest hometown show to date at the 5,750 capacity Millennium Square Leeds on 3 August.

Where's My Utopia? is set for release on 1 March via Island Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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