From Congleton’s sticky, striking Northern-punkedup-streets.
Brought up – like all good United fans - on a diet of Cantona, Coogan and Cobain. Which just about covers it all.
Kicking around. Mucking around. Fucking around. Playing football. All the time. Missing meals. But mostly: Missing meals through Playing instruments.
Put the youngest one on drums and in goal. The oldest up front and up front and on guitar. The middle one holding it together in midfield with bass and box-to-box stolid stamina. That analogy never really works. Let’s try it again.
A statement as fizzy and fractious and energetically confrontationally endearing as the music the band produces. Sometimes. When they’re in Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins mode rather than their Magazine, New Order, QOTSA, Led Zep moments. If you want to know why they’re called KTY you’ll have to ask them about it.
Because a mosaic is made of different coloured gems and a bassline can boost, bubble and blast with bile as much as a vocal line can soar, sour and scream, and as much as a drummer can drive, or dink one into the top corner.
It’s about the hook, not the look; the power and the passion and the kicking out the jams, motherfuckers. It’s about doing things with melodies that are sexy and fine and relaxed and smooth as a red wine enema when they need to be.
Lead singer Thomas Gorman and bassist Dylan were both named after Dylan Thomas. This is trivia, and we’re not going to talk about it in this press release any more. If names really did have an effect on the way people lived their lives, there would be lots of boys named Sue knocking about. The band like Bob Dylan, by the way. Olly, the drummer, got the band banned from loads of venues in Manchester cause he was underage when the band started. It’s OK now, cause he’s over eighteen and everything. And Manchester has loads of places to play anyway.
Here Are Some Interesting Things That The Band Have Done Recently.
Since being spotted by French label Discograph, the group have added to their fanbase by recently clocking up their 500th gig. In 2006 alone KTY’s roadsmashing schedule totalled 160 live appearances across Europe.
The band have appeared at all the major rock festivals in Europe: both Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring in headlining of the Alternative Stage at Rock In Rio-Lisbon, Transmusicales of Rennes, Solidays in France, 02 in the UK, Paleo Festival in Switzerland, Les Botaniques in Belgium, The Music In My Head in Holland. That equals over a million people in two months. Better than being on telly, almost.
Kill The Young’s debut album, which is called Kill The Young, was released in May 2006 and to date has sold over 30,000 copies. Most of which are not to family members.
That debut LP was produced by Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo, Goldfrapp, John Cale, Alpinestars, Marc Almond), mixed by Flood (New Order, Depeche Mode, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Björk).
The boys’ 2nd album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios, by Dimitri Tikovoi in association with hotfuzz new talent Robert Whiteley, who has worked as live and recorded sound engineer with… well, everyone really. You’d have to ask him, cause he’s done the lot. Last summer the band played at billions of festivals across Europe. Not billions, literally. But lots of them. The band then toured Europe for most of the remainder of 2008.
Things Kill The Young Are Going To Do Soon:
In 2009 the band have already been recording work for their 3rd album. Having parted ways with their record label the band are currently seeking a new label to release any new material. While also seeking a UK booking agent. You can listen to a couple of Kill The Young’s brand new songs here on Myspace.
Things That Magazines Have Said About Kill The Young, Which Seem To Sum It All Up, So Maybe On Second Thoughts You Could Read This Bit First Actually.
“Everything Idlewild were, and Muse tried to be” – Intro
“A fucking good band that actually writes a catchy and memorable chorus!” – The Fly
“Indie Rock riffs with immaculate pop vibes” – Rock Midgets
“Rampant and eager with twinges of everything from Echo And The Bunnymen to Sonic Youth” – Disorder Magazine
“Big Choruses and even bigger riffs leavened with a hefty dose of self-loathing” – The Independent
Edited by killtheyoung on 26 Aug 2009, 14:18
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