Joanna Gruesome supported by Young Romance at The Fighting Cocks tomorrow night (29th)

Young Romance
Announce surprise Joanna Gruesome support at The Fighting Cocks, tomorrow night (29th)

Debut album ‘Another's Blood’ out Nov
via Banquet Records

Listen to ‘Disappear’ 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 Magazine

"A towering blaze of weighty drums and smouldering, grunge-tinged guitar." – The Line Of Best Fit

London-based duo Young Romance are pleased to announce a surprise London show in support of noise-pop upcomers Joanna Gruesome at The Fighting Cocks, Kingston. The special performance comes in anticipation of their long-awaited debut album, ‘Another's Blood’, out on Banquet Records in November.

‘Another's Blood’ is a beautifully constructed 10-track epic that merges the powerful vocals of Claire Heywood and raw garage guitars of Paolo Ruiu to create something truly unique. While setting a dark tone throughout with their new wave inspired songwriting, anthemic choruses and vocal hooks will draw you in immediately and stay with you long after first listen.

Doubling up as drummer, Heywood fronts Young Romance impressively while guitars are allowed to wash over her, creating walls of feedback and riffs. Taking their cues as much from the likes of Ride and Blondie as they do modern contemporaries such as CHVRCHES, these guys are doing something fresh, in a fiercely independent way.

“We made the album ourselves” they tell us, “It has been quite a DIY effort. We felt that we had reached a point after working with different producers that we knew what we wanted to make musically. We experimented with different recording techniques through tape machines and various different distortion and echo effects units to help enhance the sound. We’ve fought very hard to create the music that we want and believe in, rather than what would appeal to a mass audience. We’re not sure that we fit into any specific genre but I don’t think you really have to anymore.”

After early shows supporting Mystery Jets, Slow Club and Summer CampYoung Romance self-released their debut 7" 'Pale' via the Banquet Records imprint, and after a run of shows including Dot to Dot festival and Club NME at KOKO, they went on to release their 10” 'Wild EP' which was produced by Simon “Barney” Barnicott who has previously worked with the 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 toured Europe with shows in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Austria in March 2015. May 2015 saw Young Romance perform on the BBC Introducing stage at The Great Escape Festival, embarking on a headline tour as well as playing New York Popfest, supporting The Wedding Present and The Primitives before recording their debut album.

Live Dates
September 29th, 2016 - The Fighting Cocks, Kingston (supporting Joanna Gruesome)
October 9th, 2016 - The Montague Arms, New Cross (All The Vaguest Parties)
October 17th, 2016 - The Finsbury, Manor House (Blogtober Festival for The Girls Are)
November 16th, 2016 - The Victoria, Dalston