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Video of the Moment #2135: Young the Giant

 
By on Sunday, 10th July 2016 at 10:00 am
 

California rockers Young the Giant are gearing up to release their third album ‘Home of the Strange’ in a month’s time. The new LP’s lead single ‘Something to Believe In’ is nothing short of mesmerising. The track now has its own visually compelling video, directed and created by the Oregon-based creative studio Computer Team. I find it very interesting that it’s got this darker edged feel to it, not unlike the recent ‘Get My Bang’ single by Wild Beasts. But perhaps this one’s a bit more chill. Have a watch and listen to ‘Something to Believe In’ below. ‘Home of the Strange’ sees the light of day on the 12th of August on Fueled by Ramen. For more on Young the Giant on TGTF, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZRWZv14SA[/youtube]

 

MP3 of the Day #341: Young the Giant

 
By on Tuesday, 24th May 2011 at 10:00 am
 

Alex from our favourite cheeky Bangor band Two Door Cinema Club took time out from his schedule working with his mates on their new material to remix a song by one of our new favourite bands. Listen and download the Trimble’s treatment of Young the Giant‘s ‘My Body’ below.

 

Young the Giant / May 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 16th March 2011 at 9:00 am
 

After a triumphant set of premiere shows in London in February, California’s Young the Giant return in May for a short UK tour. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Wednesday 4th May 2011 – London Borderline
Thursday 5th May 2011 – Leeds Cockpit
Friday 6th May 2011 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Saturday 7th May 2011 – Nottingham Stealth
Sunday 8th May 2011 – Glasgow Captain’s Rest
Tuesday 10th May 2011 – Bristol Cooler

 

Live Review: Kassidy with Young the Giant and Kill it Kid at Camden Barfly – 7th February 2011

 
By on Friday, 18th February 2011 at 2:00 pm
 

HMV’s Next Big Thing festival took over London’s live venues for a fortnight to showcase the best in new music. Tonight at Camden’s Barfly, three fantastic rock acts are ready to take the stage. The evening starts in high form. The White Stripes announced their split last week, however their spirit and influence lives on in multiple forms. Kill it Kid are one of the brightest sparks out of the embers of the Stripes. Heralding from Bath, England, their mix of rock, blues and musical intelligence is demonstrated by a hugely energetic set which features new single, ‘Pray on Me’ that is out in March, along with the near anthemic ‘Lord Send me an Angel’. The knowledge that they’re the opening and least famous band on stage barely dampens the mood and I wouldn’t be surprised if many left the room with Kill it Kid on their lips and eager for their second album in the coming months.

Not that that’s the only name they’ll be spouting to their friends though. Next in tonight’s proceedings are a Californian band that we at TGTF have been keeping our eye on lately.  Our recent interview with Young the Giant left us with no option but to check them out live in their limited run of London shows before they skipped over to Europe. Young the Giant’s music is full of bold colours and huge amounts of passion mixed with the relaxing sound of California’s finest rock and roll. They’ve got a growing following across the globe right now, so their first shows outside American borders are a big step onto a small stage with everything to gain, and Young the Giant are more than willing to impress. Bouncing through album tracks and some yet unreleased material, the five-piece look more than comfortable swinging the crowd into life. Highlights include ‘Apartment’ and single ‘My Body’ (watch the promo video for this below).  They’ll be returning to the UK when the weather gets warmer, so be sure to catch them then.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQYpF2pCkLI[/youtube]

The final act at tonight’s sold out show are Kassidy. With an interesting blend of folk and rock forming something that sounds like the cool uncle of recent BRIT winners Mumford and Sons with a strong feel for their acoustic rock roots. Their four part harmonies in some tracks mixed with a strong beat at all times creates an atmosphere that could fit in both tavern and sunny festival stage over a pint of cider. New track ‘I Don’t Know’ (watch the video here) went down a storm, but my highlights aren’t necessarily in each individual track. After a while, the evening sort of gets me a bit carried away and I find myself engulfed in the feeling that Kassidy give off on stage. They’re not out to prove anything, it just looks like they’re here to have a good time. ‘Oh My God’ and ‘Stray Cat’ are both hugely catchy and get great responses from the crowd, whilst the whole set seems to have a similar feel without ever getting boring. With their album out on the 21st of March and having sell out crowds on tour from their first 3 EPs alone, Kassidy are a band I hope to see multiple times through the summer, if just to relive that atmosphere they bring with them.

No one leaves the room without a new name on their lips. And whilst they may not fly off the shelves at HMV stores across the country, they all deserve to.

 

Interview: Young the Giant

 
By on Friday, 11th February 2011 at 12:00 pm
 

TGTF are no strangers to Young the Giant. We featured the Californian outfit’s track ‘Strings’ in an In the Post, and I saw them live this week in London on one of their four small shows in the UK. Sameer Gadhia of the band kindly agreed to talk to us about how everything’s coming along for them as they make big steps towards touring their album globally. (P.S. They’re not a surf rock band.)

It’s been a long time since you guys formed as the Jakes and released the ‘Shake My Hand’ EP. How do you think you’ve all changed since then?
We have changed in many, many ways. I was 16 at the creation of the Jakes. Now I’m 21. I’ve travelled a bit, made some royal mistakes, loved, and lost. All of us have. This has shaped the depth of our writing. Lyrically, melodically and structurally.

The album’s been out digitally in America since late October and has just come out physically. How does releasing it in the UK feel different, if at all?
It is quite difficult to process that we are even doing an international release. We were expecting the U.S., but this is some other giant beast. I think none of us really know what to expect. In the U.S., we can analyze. We’ve been a part of that market for so long. But here, I think it’s more of a valiant stab in the dark.

Along with the release has come a selection of tightly packed shows in London which are Young the Giant’s first shows outside America. Have you got any expectations or are you just looking forward to the opportunity?
I think we are trying not to expect anything. This is our first time, and we are attempting to just get our heads wrapped around that. We love playing shows to people that don’t know shit about us. It’s novel and exciting for both parties.

Back home, there seems to have been a real movement for an almost “surf rock” kind of sound. Would you say you’ve been part of that wave or something different?
To a certain extent we could be considered some small appendage of the greater body, but I don’t think we have ever considered ourselves a “surf rock” band. Such associations have been created post-creation.

So what are the plans for the future? Summer festivals, headline shows and a lot of travelling? Any return to the UK planned after February?

We hope to be doing a lot of festivals. Sasquatch (May music festival in Washington State, in America) will be our first, and we are excited for all the craziness that is to come. More than anything, we are excited to see our favourite bands perform on the same stage as us. That is absolutely mind-blowing. We plan to return in May and August for touring, and festival-ing, so there’s much cheers to be had.

 

Video of the Moment #403: Young the Giant

 
By on Thursday, 10th February 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Below is the atmospheric video for ‘Apartment’ by Young the Giant. Coming soon to TGTF: a review of the band’s sold-out gig at the Camden Barfly this past Monday (7 February).

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/19694765[/vimeo]

 
 
 

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