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YOUVES are a punk quintet from small-town Nuneaton, UK. As if spitting in the face of their parochial backwater origins, their sound is a wide ranging spastic hybrid of post-punk, indie and hardcore spirit, alive with the fearless folly of youth. Lean, aggressive and kinetic, they’re a five-headed beast with a razor sharp sonic focus and steel eyed vision.

Whilst we could lie and say that this particular name change took place due to musical evolution and a new-found sense of confidence the truth is that the Americans (Mirror Mirror) came along in a wave of hype, leading to much confusion. Well, frankly, f**k them. We Brits did it first, and we are better.

YOUVES is born. YOUVES will prevail.

Having released (under their previous alias) a split 7” with Rolo Tomassi, a limited edition tape and a solo debut single in the past year, they’re no strangers to productivity either. Allayed firmly with the UK underground, YOUVES are vocal proponents of the independent spirit; like Black Flag being produced by James Murphy, but without the steroids and militant dogma. They’re an efficient machine, well flexed, high on beer and protein, poised to steal hearts, minds and girlfriends.


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  • hellointerloper

    I miss these bastards...

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • grayx

    Apparently their set on Sunday at Off the Cuff Festival was their last show ever. It will be criminal if that actually turns out to be, especially as their new songs sounded brilliant.

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
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  • Abralexas

    ¡I love this shit! Very no wave chemical. IT sounds very Lüger.

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • hellointerloper

    1/40th of all plays of Youves belong to me... that makes me sad. This band is fucking sweet.

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • AdamSebParker

    Nuneaton win. Only just found out you changed your names. Good stuff.

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    from BIG TOWN nuneaton more like

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • michalboo

    macho dance punk :(

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • mattgee725

    caught them live in dublin on sunday. had no idea who they were until they got onstage. very, very impressive. lively show, amazingly catchy songs, great musicianship. they deserve every ounce of hype they get.

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • axetofall

    i do enjoy this a lot

    15 Oct 2009 Reply

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  • jaymeexjizz

    Ordered Cardio-vascular, pretty eager to hear it.

    6 Jul 2009 Reply
  • producervasil

    Бля неебически крутая группа , напоминает киевские Riot On The Radio

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • iffypop

    Not bad. Sounds derivative but like, 99% of young bands do.. probably will be ace in a year

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • _0015

    lol ordinary boys lol.

    29 May 2009 Reply
  • helloyok

    Like The Rapture, but not one bit like the Ordinary Boys. Great to see live as well.

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • Bermuda-Summer

    They're pretty much a prepubescent Ordinary Boys with some Arab On Radar scraps thrown in there. Fine NMEcore.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • catchiT

    I'm pretty sure the Bigorexic correction is because it was released under the title on the free holy roar sampler before the album. Probably needs correcting though I guess. Cardiovascular is outstanding though! Amazing art work too...

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • jackpatrick

    why is bigorexic autocorrected to big arexic? bizzzaaaarre

    3 May 2009 Reply
  • josh853

    aladins rave is unbelievably good as are all the m! m! songs

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
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