Following the release of their critically acclaimed new EP Wax on Venn Records last month and a much-lauded set at the hallowed punk ground of Rebellion Festival this week, fast-rising Birmingham noise-punk trio YOUTH MAN are pleased to reveal the video for new single ‘Painted Blue’. A slick look at their increasingly stream-lined live performance, the new video is a continuation of the band’s desire to present an unfiltered and undiluted version of their music. Watch below.
Front woman Kaila Whyte comments on the track: “This song is the most personal on the record. It was written at a time when we realised that due to social media we had surrounded ourselves with like-minded people and the social and political values we have aren’t necessarily shared with the rest of the country. Facebook had given us a false sense of security. The song is having a go at the deceptive tactics used in politics today and calling on people like us who aren’t content with the climate and saying we’re not alone. It’s a bit of a love letter to Jeremy Corbyn too.”
Hot on the heels of a coveted UK/EU support tour with LA soul-punx letlive. as well as their own run of UK headline dates in celebration of the new EP, the trio will be appearing at Afropunk London and Underground Festival over the coming weeks.
Youth Man also recently headlined the Roundhouse Punk Weekender celebrating the 40th anniversary of the punk movement, described as “a chaotic, shrieking, wrecking-ball of a live show…one of the most exciting new bands in the country.”
August 6th – Brixton, Windmill – London
September 24th – Afropunk London – Alexandra Palace – London
September 25th – Underground Fest – Gloucester
About the band:
Having recently completed tours with German punks Adam Angst andKMPFSPRT, Brighton comrades Tigercub and Cardiff hand grenades Astroid Boys, the band have also previously appeared at the likes of Montreux Jazz Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Wickerman, Hevy and more.
Their dedication to presenting an honest and undiluted version of their music has led to them charming critics and audiences alike, with the new EP stacking up critical praise from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, BBC Radio One, NME, Clash Magazine, Artrocker, Drowned In Sound, Rock Sound, DIY and many more.
Commenting on the unorthodox recording sessions that lead to the completion of the new record, the band explain in more detail: “With ‘Wax’ we wanted to make a record that properly captured our live sound. We wrote the tracks in between tours last year and playing them live felt good for us, so we extended that vibe to the studio and recorded the EP through the night in one live session. They’re night time songs. We wrote them at night and play them at night and you can hear that on the songs.”