"I can't believe I'm a two-home owner!"

Leeds risers Yard Act have shared their new single 'Fixer Upper'.

The band started life as little more than a conversation around the pulse of a drum machine, before gradually taking on a life of its own.

New single 'Fixer Upper' is out now on their own Zen F.C. label, and it's a rabidly entertaining piece of acerbic post-punk.

Sonically, it's reminiscent of 'Bummed' era Happy Mondays, or perhaps Section 25's fusion of angular guitars and analogue electronics.

Careering from one speaker to the other, 'Fixer Upper' skewers the rambling, socially mobile aspirations of central character Graeme.

As the boasts become more and more vapid, the lurching, grinding post-punk arrangement - aided by Ross Orton - pushes itself to shattering point.

It all builds to that naive cry: "I can't believe I'm a two-home owner!"

Yard Act vocalist James Smith explains: “Graeme was inspired by an amalgamation of people who lived on my street growing up. I think everyone knows a Graeme, maybe a neighbour or an uncle… sorry if he’s your dad. Not a bad man at heart, he just sincerely believes he’s from a country and generation that achieved the apex of everything so therefore can’t ever be wrong about anything.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: James Brown

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