Youth Man

Youth Man – New Band To Check Out On The UK Punk And Festival Scene

Birmingham punks Youth Man have revealed a brand new track titled ‘Pigs’ in an exclusive live session for Soundlab Studios in Essex. The session also features ‘Skin’ and ‘Deadweight’ – both taken from their recently released EP ‘Hill of Knives’.

The band are currently in the middle of a UK headline tour in support of the new record, and have bagged appearances at some of this years major UK festivals including Reading & Leeds Festival, Afropunk Festival, Wickerman Festival, Hevy Fest, and One Beat Fest.

Youth Man claim to be one of the loudest live bands in the UK and will gladly accept challenges to that claim.  The addition of new bassist Miles Cocker in June of 2014 has cemented Youth Man as one of the most formidable and exciting live bands in the country.

Youth Man’s new EP has already stacked up critical praise from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, BBC Radio One, NME, Clash Magazine, Artrocker, Drowned In Sound, Rock Sound, DIY and many more.
‘Hill of Knives’ is out now and can be purchased here.

Live At The Lab is a brand new series of filmed live sessions focusing on bringing the best bands the UK has to offer to a wider audience, performing live in session at Soundlab Studios, Essex.

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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