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Yard Arms explore chronic instability while serenading their alter-egos in Adult Swim inspired karaoke video for new single Hollow Ankles

“Sanctuary Lines packs four tracks of shimmering guitars, driving rhythms and plaintive lyrics” – Guitar Magazine

“What starts off as a heart-on-sleeve exhaust of emotion ripples out into a full-throttle anthem.”  – Atwood Magazine

“Their gift for a fine tune remains undiminished” – BBC Introducing 

“It’s emotive, melancholic pop shows huge promise” – Bristol 24/7 

Quick off the back of their latest successful EP release ‘Sanctuary Lines’, Yard Arms are back again with their new single ‘Hollow Ankles’, due for release April 23rd. By far the Bristol-based melancholic pop duo’s most heart-rending and serene track since formation, bursting with alt-90s indie sensibilities and post-emo lyricism set to soundtrack your spring time.

From ‘Sanctuary Lines’ [EP] Written by Noah Villeneuve & Billy Golding Recorded in February 2020 @ Stage 2 Studios Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Josh Gallop Released May 08, 2020 Cover Photography by Summer Caine

This record is described by frontman and lyricist Noah Villeneuve as “a musing on the chronic instability of life”. The track battles with themes of self worth, weakness and incertitude, all very fitting for the journey of the last twelve months. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Josh Gallop (Phoxjaw) at Stage 2 Studios in Bath, it is clear that their ever developing songwriting style is mirrored in the production of this track too.  

Across three minutes you are taken on an emotional voyage showcasing some key Yard Arms influences, reminiscent of The National, Alvvays or Phoebe Bridgers combined with nostalgic hues of James and Echo & The Bunnymen. Hollow Ankles reverb laden pop atmosphere, coupled with Villeneuve’s lyrical emotional depth and heart on sleeve honesty provides a beautifully dark yet romantic world that Yard Arms love to be housed in.

The accompanying music video, inspired by their love of Tim & Eric, David Lynch, dive bars and 80s game show hosts, sees the duo serenade their alter-egos during an awkward yet endearing karaoke session. 

Hollow Ankles is released April 23rd and will be available on all major platforms.

YARD ARMS ARE:

  • Noah Villeneuve
  • Billy Golding

FOR FANS OF

  • The National
  • Alvvays
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • James
  • Echo & the Bunnymen

LIVE DATES:

  • 9th October – Thekla, Bristol supporting The Slow Readers Club

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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