The Irish (but based in London) whenyoung are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their debut EP. Given Up will be released on November 9 and today they share the title track. The single is a perfect example of the band’s sound — underpinned by a driving, Pixies-esque bassline and chiming guitars, it’s mix of gritty alt-rock edge with a shimmering chorus. Of the track the band note, “‘Given Up’ was written after a series of late nights and self-inflicted misdirection. The central message is to take your life by the reins and create your own future.” The video for the single was shot in London’s iconic Peckham Liberals Club and directed by, Dazed editorial director, Bunny Kinney. Watch it here
whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood(Drums). Their story started in their hometown of Limerick, Ireland when the band were teenagers. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together. They eventually found their way to London and in 2017 became whenyoung.
Previous to “Given Up,” the band shared the critically acclaimed single “Heaven on Earth” and their take of the Cranberries classic “Dreams.” 2018 has also seen them perform in Dublin as part of Shane Mcgowan’s 60th birthday celebration alongside the likes Nick Cave and Sinead O’Connor. whenyoung also supported the likes of Dream Wife, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines and Peace. Having already played storming sets at this year’s Great Escape, Latitude, Kendal Calling and Bestival, the band are touring Europe and the UK this fall, playing headline shows and supporting both The Vaccines and Blossoms on their upcoming tours.