Yard Act are currently mid-way through huge run of UK tour dates on the back of debut album ‘The Overload’, which reached Number Two in the UK charts upon its release last week after a heated chart battle with Years & Years.
On Saturday night, they played a hometown gig at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, and ended the show with a special cover.
“We had to do something special for Leeds,” they told the crowd before tearing into a rendition of LCD Soundsystem’s early hit single ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’.
Check out footage of the performance below.
Yard Act ending their set with a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s Daft Punk Is Playing At My House pic.twitter.com/b98iTNCS7m
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Yard Act’s tour continues tomorrow (March 1) with a show at the Cluny in Newcastle, with dates running until the end of May. See the full list of dates below.
01 – The Cluny, Newcastle
02 – The Caves, Edinburgh
03 – Mono, Glasgow
05 – Earth, London
11 – Trinity, Bristol
18 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
19 – Zanzibar, Liverpool
20 – Irish Centre, Leeds
21 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
22 – The Foundry, Sheffield
27 – Arts Centre, Norwich
Reviewing the band’s London gig earlier this month, NME wrote: “Yard Act should rightly be congratulated on all their successes, and tonight is another one to add to the list. However the brilliantly barmy show is also proof they’ve still got a lot more to offer.”
After the show, Yard Act issued a statement following reports that a woman was harassed in the crowd at the Village Underground show.
“To be clear, Yard Act shows are for everyone, and we absolutely need everyone to feel safe at our gigs,” the band wrote. “If you are a fan of our band, that means it’s your responsibility too. Work with us. We attract a fair number of the old boys, probably because we sound like bands from the past. Old boys, you are welcome still, but things that might have been tolerated back then won’t be tolerated now and you absolutely have to learn to police yourselves with this.”
Elsewhere, LCD Soundsystem made their return to Saturday Night Live this weekend (February 26), performing old singles ‘Thrills’ and ‘Yr City’s A Sucker’.