May 10, 2017 |

Youth Killed It- Modern Bollotics

Youth Killed It- Modern Bollotics

May 10, 2017 |

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London/ Norwich 5 piece, Youth Killed It are here and they want you "to get in the back of the van man". I think you should go with them to be honest. Youth Killed It are releasing their album, Modern Bollotics on May 12th, an explosive record mixing the attitude of British Indie Rock with good old American pop punk stylings. The bands previous two EPs show a progression towards a sound that comes into full force on this release. Modern Bollotics is a release I've eagerly awaited and I'm pleased to say it did not disappoint.

The album opens with a skit (a nice touch might I add) and then the true opener, (Jean- Claude) Van Mann. It's a track that plays with the difficulties of playing in a rock band in present day England. The lyrics are sharp and witty as you'd expect from the band that thought to name their song (Jean Claude) Van Mann. It's loud guitars and louder gang vocals set out a pattern you'll hear again on the record and for good reason, the band pulls it off so well. This track is followed by Popstar, more catchy guitar work and vocals that almost lean in hip hop directions with the occasional spoken word segment. This delivery is what brings the lyrics to life in a way very few bands manage. The chorus again is superb with a great bridge section that ties together the back end of the song. After this we get the more indie centred , Lads In Love. It takes the snappy lyrical style and makes a love song with it to great success. The guitar work all over the track brings it to life with chilled out verses and big lead lines in the choruses.