Today marks the release of Blood Youth’s sophomore EP ‘Closure’, via Rude Records, available on iTunes here: smarturl.it/BYClosureDigital.
Setting the scene, Chris Pritchard, guitarist of the punk edged metal quartet states: “Closure – the meaning of the word really fit the vibe with this EP naturally. To vocalist Kaya, Inside My Head was a personal melt down lyrically. It expressed the issues he’s had for the past 6 odd years in a way he hadn’t been able to show until the band started.” He continues: “This EP is about what he once felt coming to an end. And for all of us, it’s literally closure for the personal anxiety we all felt while writing Inside My Head. The whole thing was a recovery process. Full circle.”
Watch the Music Video for Closure here:
Recorded once again with producer Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios, Closure sees the quartet confident and utterly in charge, their seemingly endless arsenal of punch-in-the-mouth riffs and the kind of grooves that simply defy you to stand still, packed tightly into sharp, controlled bursts. “You can tell we’re pissed off, hungry and have something to say,” says Chris, “There’s a lot more behind our songs than people might feel on first listen. We came out swinging, and we plan to continue to do so.”
Despite being only 10 months young, Blood Youth – Chris and Kaya squared off by bassist Max Dawson and new drummer Sam Hallett – have already made a hefty dent on the national scene, helped along by attention grabbing appearances at Download Festival and Hevy Fest, and tours alongside the likes of Beartooth and Architects. Future dates will also see them sharing the stage with Every Time I Die and playing festivals such as 2000 Trees, Camden Rocks and Longlive Rockfest. The aforementioned debut E.P garnered rave reviews, crashing into end of year critical lists, evidence that the world is as hungry for Blood Youth’s music as they are to make it.
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