London-based duo Young Romance are streaming their debut album, Another’s Blood, out today on Banquet Records Another’s Blood is comprised of 10-tracks that merges the vocals of Claire Heywood and raw garage guitars of Paolo Ruiu, setting a dark tone throughout with their new wave inspired songwriting, anthemic choruses.
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.
“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 Camp, Young 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.
Vocals/Drums: Claire Heywood
Guitars/Bass: Paolo Ruiu
Young Romance: Live Dates
November 25th – Banquet Records @ 6pm
November 26th – Flashback Shoreditch @ 7pm
November 29th – Tallibird Records @ 5:30pm
November 30th – Rough Trade West @ 6pm