Tuesday 25 August 2015

Younghusband - Better Times

Article by KevW

It's safe to say that Younghusband's 2013 debut album 'Dromes' found favour with us (and pretty much everyone else) and landed itself a spot in our albums of the year list. So they'll be looking to repeat, or better still, build on that success with follow-up 'Dissolver' when it's released in October. Before then they're hitting the road with Jacco Gardener, which sounds like a great night out. The live dates don't stop there, as after the album drops they're touring again throughout November in support of the record.

New single 'Better Times' is a little more introspective and perhaps less modern sounding than much of 'Dromes', but that's in no way a criticism. With west-coast harmonies and a gorgeous melody, they appear to be going all sunkissed and psychedelic on us, and it sounds wonderful. The gentle hum of electronics still lingers in the background though, so although this has a retro feel to a certain extent, its still Younghusband being themselves, not aping others. It could be argued that 'Better Times' is in fact one of their best tracks to date, as it's filled with a little more wide-eyed wonder. Really lovely stuff.

Younghusband's website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Thu 3 September @ London, Dingwalls
Tue 15 September @ Brighton, Sticky Mike's
Wed 16 September @ Bristol, Louisiana
Thu 17 September @ Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 18 September @ Coventry, The Tin Music & Arts
Sat 19 September @ Sheffield, Leadmill
Sun 20 September @ Nottingham, Bodega
Tue 22 September @ Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
Wed 23 September @ Stockton, Georgian Theatre
Thu 24 September @ Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Club
Tues 10 November @ Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
Wed 11 November @ York, The Basement
Thurs 12 November @ Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
Fri 13 November @ Leicester, The Cookie Jar
Sat 14 November @ Sheffield, Cornershop
Sun 15 November @ Manchester, Eagle Inn
Mon 16 November @ London, The Moth Club
Tues 17 November @ Cambridge, The Portland Arms

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