While time-travelling in parts sonically, 'The Overload' weaves a very-2021 storyline. Across the album's 11 tracks, an unnamed character - a bricolage of characters that Smith has met, imagined, or himself been - finds himself in quite the financial pickle, ricocheting from desk job to desperate illicit activity to police investigation, before culminating in the kind of half-cut personal epiphany that even the most law-abiding among us could relate to. Bookended by cheeky cameo's from 'Fixer Upper's' Graeme and a clear structure of four parts, there is no getting around it - Yard Act have written a soap opera.
Track Listing: 1. The Overlord - Yard Act 2. Dead Horse - Yard Act 3. Payday - Yard Act 4. Rich - Yard Act 5. The Incident - Yard Act 6. Witness (Can I Get A?) - Yard Act 7. Land of the Blind - Yard Act 8. Quarantine the Sticks - Yard Act 9. Tall Poppies - Yard Act 10. Pour Another - Yard Act 11. 100% Endurance - Yard Act