LYR thrive on the unexpected. As a genre-splicing supergroup of sorts, comprised of author and current British poet laureate Simon Armitage, musician Richard Walters and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Pearson, the band is a nexus of diverse creative disciplines and one of the most thrilling musical prospects of 2020.

LYR’s commitment to unforeseen combinations even extends to the band’s name itself. “There shouldn’t really be a land yacht regatta!” admits Armitage. “But I liked the idea of something that’s a hybrid. It's like a 3-way contradiction. We were doing something that’s unusual and perhaps even impossible.”

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