RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE ‘PRETTY PURE’, SET FOR RELEASE ON YALA! RECORDSLISTEN ON SPOTIFY
“Completely thrilling and euphoric” i-D
“Bold and beautiful, we genuinely can’t get enough.” Wonderland
“Matching raw, punk-edged production to some fantastic pop hooks” Clash
Yala! Records are proud to present ‘Pretty Pure’, the stunning new single from Limerick’s whenyoung, available to hear now
‘Pretty Pure’ follows debut single ‘Actor’, and once again showcases the trio’s ability to harness a remarkably wide range of emotions, as delicate guitars and a driving rhythm section gloriously polarise under Aoife Power’s meandering, fiercely impassioned vocals.
The single comes after a huge start to the year for whenyoung, as last week saw them perform in Dublin as part of Shane Mcgowan’s 60th birthday celebration alongside Bono, Nick Cave, Sinead O’Connor and a wealth of other iconic artists.
Speaking about working with whenyoung, YALA! founder Felix White said: “We are so proud to be putting out the first Whenyoung 7”, firstly because it’s pretty miraculous for a band to be making such infectious pop music at such an early stage, but also because they have the rare touch of subtly letting you know there will also be so much more to come.”
Whenyoung are also currently gearing up for a series of support slots throughout spring with Dream Wife, Husky Loops, Public Access TV and Declan Mckenna, as well as performances in the capital for DIY’s Hello 2018, Labelmates at Birthdays, and for BBC Introducing at The Lexington. Tickets are on sale now, and the full list of dates can be found below.
‘Pretty Pure’ will be available as a limited edition 7″ through YALA! Records,
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Whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). Their story started in Limerick … three underage teenagers met for the first time after sneaking into Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated their musical tastes. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement. Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London and last year became whenyoung.
On stage, whenyoung perform a dizzying rock show where Aoife’s dreamy, heart-in-the-mouth vocals fizzle between swigs of Guinness and infectious guitar riffs. Their manager Mairead says: “When I see this band live it ignites that thing inside that makes me fall in love and wanna wrestle my way to the front of the gig”. Aoife mesmerises on stage, and critics have compared her to “Suzi Quatro in her heyday, bashing out throbbing bass lines”.
The band’s passions pulse through the veins of whenyoung and their influences could almost be picked from a collage page in a retro zine; charity shops and DIY fashion, the style of Marlon Brando, Richard Hell and Georgia O’Keefe, films by Jim Jarmusch, Jean Luc Godard, and Eric Rohmer, books by Hemingway, Paul Auster and Patti Smith, as well as musical heroes like Brian Eno, The Smiths and The Cure.
See whenyoung live on the following dates…
23rd – The Old Blue Last, London
26th – Birthdays, London
16th – The Leadmill, Sheffield (with Husky Loops)
17th – Sound, Liverpool (with Husky Loops)
20th – The Croft, Bristol (with Public Access TV)
21st – Joiners, Southampton (with Public Access TV)
22nd – Oslo, London (with Public Access TV)
24th – Green Door Store, Brighton (with Public Access TV)
26th – Think Tank, Newcastle (with Husky Loops)
27th – The Chapel, Leeds (with Husky Loops)
20th – The Exchange, Bristol (with Dream Wife)
21st – Heaven, London (with Dream Wife)
24th – Deaf Institute, Manchester (with Dream Wife)
25th – Workman’s Club, Dublin (with Dream Wife)
5th – Forum, London (with Declan Mckenna)
6th – Academy, Manchester (with Declan Mckenna)
Whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). Their story started in Limerick … three underage teenagers met for the first time after sneaking into Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated their musical tastes. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement. Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London and last year became Whenyoung.
The band are already gaining fans from their live shows, having supported Superfood on their UK tour and headlining their own shows across the UK and Ireland.
JAN 2018 LIVE SHOWS
15 – Perspectives: Shane MacGowan 60th Birthday Celebration- National Concert Hall- Dublin
6 – w/h Free Money, Method Actress, The Shacklewell Arms- London
23 – Hello 2018: OLD BLUE LAST X DIY, Old Blue Last- London
26 – Label Mates Festival, Birthdays- London
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