Released today, Blood Youth’s debut EP ‘Inside My Head’ sees the quintet – comprised of Kaya Tarsus (Vocals), Sam Bowden (Guitar), Chris Pritchard (Guitar), Max Dawson (Bass), Matt Powles (Drums) – channelling their frustrations and fears about life and an unstable future in the only way they knew how, that is music.
Following the demise of their former band Climates, four fifths of Blood Youth at the end of 2014, had amassed a wealth of cathartic new material.
Pritchard’s former bandmate Kaya Tarsus stepped into the role of vocalist and IMH was recorded between Bandit Studios in Tetbury, UK with Jonny Renshaw (Devil Sold His Soul, The Elijah) and Celestial Productions in Wrexham, UK with producer Seb Barlow (Neck Deep, Homebound, ROAM).
Released in partnership with label Rude Records (home of Zebrahead, Emery, Knuckle Puck, American Hi-Fi, Set It Off, amongst others), the 5 songs snap and snarl at the heels of their collective anxieties, keeping their determination to continue peddling their art, above water. ‘Inside My Head’ is an unrelenting assault of punch-to-the-gut riffing and Tarsus’ impassioned vocals that both tear and soar. Brutally heavy yet deftly accessible, the material of ‘Inside My Head’ showcases its creators’ state of mind, striking a compelling balance between fury and vulnerability.
With this stunning first strike now unleashed, Blood Youth continue to focus their considerable energies, taking it to the road. With recent tour dates with Silverstein and Polar and a performance at prestigious festival Download under their belt, further live activity sees them scheduled at Hevy Festival and on an extensive UK tour with Trash Boat throughout July.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 10th July – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow w/ Trash Boat
Sat 11th July – Glasgow, Classic Grand Lounge w/ Trash Boat
Sun 12th July – Edinburgh, The Mash House
Tue 14th July – Worcester, Marrs Bar w/ Trash Boat
Wed 15th July – Chester, Live Rooms w/ Trash Boat
Thu 16th July – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (downstairs) w/ Trash Boat
Fri 17th July: Swansea, Shield Festival (The Scene)
Sat 18th July – Nottingham, The Red Room w/ Trash Boat
Mon 20th July – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum w/ Trash Boat
Wed 22nd July – Bristol, The Exchange w/ Trash Boat
Thu 23rd July – Southampton, Joiners w/ Trash Boat
Fri 24th July – Peterborough, Met Lounge w/ Trash Boat
Sat 25th July – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms w/ Trash Boat
August 15th – Hevy Festival at Port Lympne
Inside My Head saw release on June 22nd 2015 via Rude Records. Stream it now: http://smarturl.it/BloodYouthEPstream
Check Out Blood Youth’s Current Single ‘Failure’, as seen on Scuzz and Kerrang! TV: http://smarturl.it/BloodYouthFailure
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