Yard Arms offer a combination of late noughties euphoria and melancholic indie pop. Their second EP, ‘A Glossary of Broken Humans and Beating Hearts’ was dark and emotional. ‘Mantra’ is the band’s latest release, taken from their new EP.
The band recorded ‘Mantra’ with producer Josh Gallop on Mantra. Gallop worked with them on ‘AGOBHABH’, adding a dark undertone to their music. I love the clean guitar tone because it shows the band aren’t afraid to experiment. However, the shoegaze-influenced chorus is dreamy and hypnotic. I can see it resonating with a lot of people because it puts the listener in a better mood.
There is a playful nature to ‘Mantra.’ It’s a pulsating track that demonstrates Yard Arms promise. I think it will set them on the way to bigger things.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos