🎈INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES are very dear to our heart and have had an especially difficult time recently, given you-know-what. For them, we are doing a special yellow vinyl version of 'Ursa Major', limited to 250 copies and exclusively on sale at indie stores. Please support your local one. A few of our favourites are listed below...
Crash Records - Leeds
Jumbo Records - Leeds (Leeds Leeds)
Banquet Records - Richmond (not the Yorkshire one)
Rough Trade East, Rough Trade West - that London
Rough Trade Bristol - the clue's in the name
Rough Trade Nottingham - see above
Phase One - Liverpool - guess
Beyond Vinyl - Newcastle-upon-Toon
Norman Records - on t'internet

Don't leave these bad boys hanging! 🍋

🎈'URSA MAJOR' - what do a band, a constellation, a balcony and an endangered species of Italian bear have in common? 🐻

Our debut album is out on Friday. Grab it on vinyl or CD here.

🎈OLI AND JAMES tell the story behind the 'Ursa Major' album cover, the week before its release. 🎨

Bag your signed limited edition copy of 'Ursa Major' on vinyl/CD before they go! 🐻


🎈ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the ongoing COVID situation and no indication yet about when live music venues will open again for shows, we’ve taken the difficult decision to re-think our plans for the 'Ursa Major' tour scheduled for October.

LONDON, LEEDS and MANCHESTER - these shows will now take place in April of next year, instead of October. All tickets purchased will still be valid for the re-scheduled dates, so just hang on to those and we’ll see you in April. Ace support comes in the shape of Deco and Sad Boys Club.

ABERDEEN, GLASGOW and BRISTOL - sadly, we’ve not been able to re-schedule these shows for April. We hope to get out to you as soon as we can, but for now tickets are refundable from your point of purchase.

We’re very sorry we’ve had...

🎈Join us for an exclusive interactive online broadcast and celebration, with band chit-chat, a Q&A and live versions of specially selected unheard tracks from our debut album, a few hours ahead of its actual release!

Invitations will be sent to everyone who pre-orders 'Ursa Major' before showtime. You can pre-order yours here.

No purchase necessary.

🎈4MUSIC TV. Keep an eye out for a special performance from yyyy'boyys all this month on 4Music's Fresh In Lockdown show. Don't you touch that dial! 📺

🎈ROSS KEMP ON BANDS. It's here! The show no-one's been waiting for but everyone needed. Enjoy this special one-off episode, with apologies to the great man himself. 💪 

Watch here


🎈THE FINAL SINGLE from 'Ursa Major' before our album drops on 14th August is 'Someone Else's Touch'. Recorded on a hot July night in 2019, in a darkened Rockfield Studios, with James delivering an emotional vocal which moved everyone in the room. ✋

Listen // Save // Share here

🎈MASSIVE ALBUM PRIZE DRAW! We're giving it all away: an ultra-rare signed 'Ursa Major' test pressing + a pair of awesome nuraphone headphones (RRP £349) + a Steepletone UK Ltd Discgo record player with built-in speakers/bluetooth output + a Blackstar Amplification FLY 3 battery-powered mini amp. 💥
One lucky winner will scoop the lot on 31 July. All album vinyl and CD pre-orders made before that date will be automatically entered for the draw.

Enter here now and good luck to all! ☘️

No purchase necessary. See full terms and conditions

🎈'ONE MORE THING TO DO'. Talkboy supplied the music, our James supplied the words and vocals for the first track from 'Empty Days Club' - an album of fine indie artist collabs, including our Yorkshire cousins The Howl & The Hum and The Golden Age of TV, all in aid of NHS Charities Together.

Order it today here.

🎈JUST ARRIVED! 'Ursa Major' tees are now here and being sent out this week - including those bought as part of album bundles. Bag yours for the next round of sunshine! 😎

Pre-order an album bundle, get the t-shirt now here.

🎈COVER GIRLS. We're very honoured to be on the front of Issue 1 of 'One Great Zine', a new music magazine brought to you by One Great Song, also featuring Frank Turner, Dream Wife, Hinds + more.

Bag your copy here.

🎈BUZZING that 'These Days' has just been added to MTV Music UK's MTV Rocks playlist this week, alongside Biffy Clyro, The 1975, Everything Everything and twenty one pilots. Slap it on yours too! 🤘


🎈WHAT'S GOING ON? We're proud to be part of a special vinyl-only release to benefit the Music Venue Trust's #saveourvenues campaign, ft. our unreleased 2014 version of 'Can I Stay Here Forever (pt.I)' + unheard B-sides/demo's/live tracks from Gengahr, The Night Café, Little Comets, Flyte, Sad Boys Club, Peace, When Young, Connie Constance, Abbie Ozard, Jerry Williams and Jaws. We all need venues to enjoy live music in when this is over - please support if you can! 👊

Grab your copy here.

🎈BEST LIVE ACT - much to our surprise, we've been nominated for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2020, covering all areas of independent music. Rock and/or roll! 🤘

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