This year, one of MM’s fave labels, Young & Lost Club have put out a whopping fifty singles. They are celebrating by whittling thirty four of them down to a compilation of the greatest hits and misses! And it is a cracker.
The compilation includes Noah & The Whale, Vincent Vincent and the Villains, Larrikin Love, Johnny Flynn, Bombay Bicycle Club and many, many more bands that have gone on to success, fame, and maybe even fortune. In fact, few people can claim to have influenced the London indie scene in recent years as much as label founders Nadia Dahlawi and Sara Jade. However, while the Young & Lost girls aren’t big on own-trumpet-blowing, they are big on helping out all the new bands they have loved and the bands they continue to love. In the process, they’ve got big in the art of putting out the singles that have shaped and shepherded and shaken up the scene. Also, while all that was going on, they’ve put on a massive number of club nights.
The compilation is a clear, diverse, bright and beautiful chronicle of the sound that they have championed all along; angsty, heartbreak-smattered, singalong-melodic guitar bands. It’s the sound, simply, of being young and lost in London.
They have given us a mixtape sampler from the compilation that you can download for free. It includes Noah & The Whale, Oh Minnows, Teenage Love and MM faves The Sunderbans.
To get the sampler just click here to download. But be quick, it’s up for 7 days only.
Want a taste first? Then grab this version of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game by Exlovers.
Download Exlovers – Wicked Game mp3 (from All The Singles Ladies: Young & Lost Compilation)
And because we love The Sunderbans here’s a track that’s not on the sampler as an added bonus.
Download The Sunderbans – Saw you In The Dark Light mp3 (Demo)