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Indie-Punk Crew Youth Killed It Unveil Bold, Satirical New Single Ahead Of Festival Shows

“It is a view from the perspective of the outside, looking in at the current divide in the country: Old vs young, poor vs rich, left vs right; and how all of it is just labels made up to split us further. We take each other for granted and it’s easy to forget that sometimes people might have differing opinions which come from a good place,” reveals Youth Killed It vocalist/guitarist Jack Murphy of the band’s new single ‘What’s So Great, Britain?’. Released today via Rude Records and available here, Murphy wants to be clear: “We never judge, we don’t like to take sides, we just see what’s good and bad about the current state of politics and satirize it through music.” With this theme in mind, the single’s accompanying artwork, along with that of prior single ‘Where Did I Go Wrong?’ (here), was shot by close collaborator Ray Roberts. It forms part of a photo set the band commissioned to try and portray a portion of British society, drawing inspiration from people they’ve met and featuring close personal friends who appear “disgruntled and fed up, which we feel accurately represents the feeling permeating through Britain at this current time.”

Completed by Carlos Montero and Josh Arter-Taylor on Guitar, Josh Thexton on Bass and Ben Ford on Drums, Youth Killed It say “it’s hard to pinpoint where exactly our sound comes from, somewhere deep within the recesses of our minds probably.” The members have an eclectic range of tastes, from funk to indie, to alt rock, blues, and prog metal. In fact, the band began life in Norfolk as metal-band ‘Under The Influence’, before reforming in 2016 with their current moniker and aspirations of “writing songs about never doing the dishes, hating their day jobs and having fun, not taking things too seriously in a world where everything is taxing and exhausting.” Signing with Rude Records on the strength of 2 EPs, saw the band release their debut album ‘Modern Bollotics’ in mid-2017. Now they return with more nostalgic 90’s riffs, stream-of-consciousness vocal deliveries, and charming hooks.

You can catch the quintet playing their newest offerings at select UK festivals this Summer:

23rd June – Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport

22nd July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

28th July – WonkFest 6, The Dome, Tufnell Park, London

Download Or Stream Youth Killed It’s New Single ‘What’s So Great, Britain?’:


Youth Killed It’s Currently Announced Live Dates: 

23rd June – Isle Of Wight Festival, Newport 

22nd July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

28th July – WonkFest 6, The Dome, Tufnell Park, London

More From Youth Killed It: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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