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Young Romance Another's Blood We're really happy that the long-awaited debut album from Young Romance is out on our Banquet label. They've supported the likes of Mystery Jets, Slow Club, Summer Camp, Peace and Joanna Gruesome in Kingston, and The Wedding Present and The Primitives elsewhere. If you're into any of those bands, there's something to love here. Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire's vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday. This is a band that don't just have the sound, they have the songs to match too - NME A towering blaze of weighty drums and smouldering, grunge-tinged guitar. – The Line Of Best Fit Banquet Records CD | LP
Joanna Gruesome / .Young Romance Thursday 29th September at The Fighting Cocks, 8:00pm We have moved this show to The Fighting Cocks, a venue we feel is more suited to Joanna Gruesome! You can get free entry to this show with your tickets for the Slaves show at New Slang Finally! Cardiff's Joanna Gruesome come to Kingston! The six-piece have been on our radar for quite some time and they've released two excellent albums. They play riotous shoegazey-garage-indie-pop with strong lyrical messages of equality. This is a band for fans of Martha, Big Deal, Sleater Kinney and Sonic Youth. Support comes from acclaimed Kingston indie duo Young Romance who will be releasing the long-awaited debut album on our label later this year! Stage times: Joanna Gruesome 9:15 Young Romance 8:15-8:45 This gig finishes in time to get over to New Slang to watch Slaves! Please note: The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue, VALID PHOTO ID will be required new slang ticket Past Event
Young Romance Wild EP Follow-up to the excellent and acclaimed 7" Pale, from Kingston indie duo and Banquet label alumni Young Romance. Last year they toured with The Heartbreaks and played Dot To Dot; in the Spring of this year they toured Europe, and last month they played the BBC Introducing stage at The Great Escape festival and headlined their first London show! During the Autumn the band recorded their four track 'Wild' EP produced by Simon “Barney” Barnicott who has previously worked with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Peace, Suede and Bombay Bicycle Club. The first single to be taken from the EP received praise from the likes of Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), John Kennedy (XFM) and BBC Introducing. The band then joined Satellite Stories on their European tour with shows in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Austria in March 2015. May saw Young Romance perform at the BBC Introducing stage at The Great Escape Festival, before playing their first sold out London headline show at The Waiting Room in London. NME - "Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire's vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday. This is a band that don't just have the sound, they have the songs to match too." LINE OF BEST FIT - "If you enjoyed 'Ride Your Heart' by Bleached last year, this will be your new jam, and its our Song Of The Day." CLASH - "Rarely has heartbreak sounded so sweet…" XFM - John Kennedy's 'X-Posure Big One' Young Romance 10"
Satellite Stories / .Young Romance Thursday 14th August at New Slang This one is free entry before 11pm. Get down early and check out some great bands, for free! We welcome Finland's Satellite Stories who play joyous indie-pop in the vein of Two Door Cinema Club, Tokyo Police Club and Friendly Fires and its real good fun! Renowned for a great live show, over the last couple of years they've toured all over the world and played at many festivals including The Great Escape, Lowlands, Dot To Dot, and Hultsfred Support from Kingston's brilliant indie-pop duo Young Romance who recently released their new 7" Pale After the bands we dance to the likes of The Vaccines, Metronomy, The Shins and Mystery Jets until 2AM! As its A-level results day we want to make sure everybody has a good time so in Room 2 Ctrl Alt Del will be playing all sorts of pop gems! Please Note: McClusky's is an 18+ venue, valid PHOTO ID will be required new slang ticket Past Event
Young Romance Pale Second press (/250) is in now! They've supported Mystery Jets, Summer Camp and Slow Club in Kingston - now we're excited to be releasing the debut from excellent local indie-pop duo Young Romance. 'Pale' is a coming of age for Kingston-based Young Romance. Having played together in bands for many years, it looks like 2014 is set to be the year where Paolo and Claire make their mark. Their musical evolution wraps joyous vocals depicting a sorrowful narrative in a blanket of distorted guitars - Young Romance draw on influences from Mystery Jets, Velvet Underground and The Kills to create an infectious take on alt/indie-pop. Fans of everything from The Vaccines to Summer Camp and The History Of Apple Pie will find something special here. Pressing info First press white / 250 Second press grey / 250 http://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic Banquet Records 7"
Silver Days / Jamie Thorn / .Young Romance Tuesday 15th May at The Fighting Cocks E.P. LAUNCH PARTY! Silver Days come to the cocks to celebrate the release of their new E.P. Their bitter-sweet songs of layered indie-folk are a perfect mix of Real Estate and Bon Iver. You can download the new E.P from the band's facebook page as of May 7th With support from Jamie Thorn and the Mystery Pacific with his story telling folk-rock, kinda like a male version of Laura Marling and cutsey indie-pop duo Young Romance Free entry! Please note: The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ venue, VALID PHOTO ID will be Required Past Event