New Video: Young Knives – Society For Cutting Up Men

Young Knives (brothers Henry Dartnall and The House of Lords) are releasing a third track from their forthcoming album Barbarians. The outstanding Society for Cutting Up Men is named after Valerie Solanas’ feminist political pamphlet the SCUM Manifesto. Henry says: “I really just wanted to write a song from this position. The basic idea is that women should rise up and the man is obsolete. It … Continue reading New Video: Young Knives – Society For Cutting Up Men

MM’s 5:1 Interview No. 15: Young Knives

A month ago, Young Knives released their fourth album proper (and fifth if you count debut mini-album The Young Knives …Are Dead) entitled Sick Octave. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, it is a typically wilful and exhilarating sharp left turn from the band following the bright indie pop of Ornaments From The Silver Arcade, encompassing jagged industrial beats, ferocious krautrock, the occasional sneering brit-pop pastiche, and … Continue reading MM’s 5:1 Interview No. 15: Young Knives

Young Knives Tour and New Single

We’ve posted one taste from the forthcoming Young Knives album Sick Octave, which is due for release in November, and now we have another in the shape of new single We Could Be Blood (out on 28th October). They will also be on tour throughout most of November (dates below). They are perhaps our most natural successors to that great line of observational, and opinionated, … Continue reading Young Knives Tour and New Single

New Young Knives Track

We have had a taste already from the Young Knives forthcoming album Sick Octave, which sees a release on November 4th following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Here is another, and Something Awful would seem to confirm that the three piece have gleefully taken a sharp left to deliver something darker and more industrial than anything they have done before. The band say of the song, “Something … Continue reading New Young Knives Track

Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

An excellent set of videos/tunes today from the outstanding Joe Pug with a lyric video with a slight difference and the song itself, a cover of Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young’s Deep Dark Wells is a stunner. We have the Young Knives continuing their welcome return with their new musical film for Maureen, and Soledad Velez’s video for Black Light In The Forest. Lastly, we have MM … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

The Very Welcome Return of the Young Knives

The Young Knives, adopted by my hometown Oxford by way of Loughbrough, are undoubtedly one of the finest post punk guitar bands of the new millennium. From the early krautrock inspired Walking on the Autobahn to angst ridden shout-a-thon She’s Attracted To via the brilliance of miserabilist anthem Weekends and Bleakdays (Hot Summer) and straight-up rocker Terra Firma, they have provided a plethora of outstanding singles and albums. Blending a … Continue reading The Very Welcome Return of the Young Knives

New Single & Video From Young Knives

Seeing the Young Knives perform at Truck recently reminded me what a damn fine band they are. Last week they released a new single from latest album Ornaments From The Silver Arcade. Vision In Rags melds the band’s well known piquant lyricism to a carnival swing fit to grace Notting Hill. The single is available to download as a bundle with new and exclusive content. Why … Continue reading New Single & Video From Young Knives

Truck Festival – In Pictures

The sun shone, the bands played, and, as ever, a good time was had by all. Roll on Truck Festival 2012. Download Richmond Fontaine – The Boyfriends mp3 (from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River) Download Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea mp3 (from To The Death Of Fun) Download Pete & The Pirates – Mr Understanding mp3 (from Little Death) Download … Continue reading Truck Festival – In Pictures