Monday, 2 April 2012

Gold & Youth - New Waves

Today’s new wave Gold & Youth has already picked up a head of steam on the blogs in the U.S and Canada, having signed to the rather excellent Arts & Crafts label who possess a roster that includes Cold Specks, Trust, Feist as well as being the Canadian home for British bands such as Zulu Winter and Los Campesinos! However, it seems that the group has yet to be acknowledged to any great extent in Breaking More Waves base of the UK, although this may change as the band hit our shores in May for a couple of shows at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.

Formed in Victoria BC, Canada, in the autumn of 2008 and now located in Vancouver, Gold & Youth create pop music that mixes programmed bass and sequenced drum loops with live instrumentation and vocals. Their debut track TimeTo Kill, is an ominous and melancholy sounding piece of restrained disco that brings to mind the likes of mid to later day Depeche Mode and The XX in terms of its subdued night time mood. There’s something even a little darkly sexual to it, like f*cking slowly in the rain with a stranger. With Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Wire, Interpol) involved in mixing the forthcoming album, it can be assured that despite the group’s name hinting at sparkling aurulent bouyancy the record is unlikely to be chock full of Katy Perry and Rihanna reference points. However, if you like your pop a bit bleaker, a bit more sensual, a bit more 'indie' (even though the term 'indie' has now lost all meaning) then Gold & Youth could be your next musical bed time buddy.

You can download Time To Kill free in exchange for an email address using this link.

Gold & Youth - Time To Kill

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