Birmingham punks Youth Man are pleased to be streaming their new EP ‘Hill of Knives’ in full following a premiere on the Dr Martens blog. The record is the eagerly awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2014 debut ‘Bad Weather’ and is available to download digitally from their official bandcamp page.
Listen to ‘Hill Of Knives’ EP Here:
Self-proclaiming themselves as the loudest live band in the UK, this rabid punk trio are out to defy convention, perception and expectation. With songs about tyranny, the hypocrisy of the West, isolation, the human experience and the largest organ in the human body, their dedication to presenting an honest and undiluted version of their music has led to them charming critics and audiences alike. Their enigmatic front woman Kaila Whyte is the driving force behind their impressive live show, an iconic figurehead for their erratic and off-kilter take on punk.
“Music should not always be easy to listen to;” say the band on their ethos “Music is expressive and dynamic. It should be loud and quiet, pleasant and unpleasant. Music should not have to fall into a precise category in order to be accepted. Female musicians are not gimmicks. Black rock musicians are not gimmicks.”
Recorded in October 2014 with long-time friend of the band Isaac Cartwright at Muthers Studio in Birmingham, the 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.
With forthcoming appearances at Reading & Leeds Festival, Afropunk Festival, Wickerman Festival, Hevy Fest, One Beat Fest and more to be announced, their unrelenting assault on the underground punk scene continues apace on their headline UK dates in May and June.
UK Headline Tour Dates:
14-May-15 Norwich @ Waterfront (with Sleaford Mods)
15-May-15 York @ Basement
16-May-15 Glasgow @ Stereo
20-May-15 Leicester @ The Musician
21-May-15 Winchester @ The Railway
27-May-15 Nottingham @ Rock City Basement
28-May-15 Bath @ Moles
29-May-15 Doncaster @ The Leopard
30-May-15 Milton Keynes @ Craufurd Arms
04-Jun-15 Hull @ Fruit
05-Jun-15 Wakefield @ The Hop
06-Jun-15 Stoke @ Sugarmill
10-Jun-15 Guildford @ Boilerroom
11-Jun-15 Exeter @ Cavern
12-Jun-15 Southampton @ Joiners
13-Jun-15 Brighton @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Tickets on sale now: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/youth-man