"Psych for the soul" Q
"With sonic relatives The Jesus & Mary Chain and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Beatles melodies bloom beneath the distortion" NME
"If you're looking for the perfect album to soundtrack the abrupt transition from Summer to Autumn, Younghusband have made it" The Quietus
"Joe Meek atmospherics, classic shoegaze from 1991, a dash of C-86's shambolics and the blankness of post-punk" The Line Of Best Fit
"In a musical scene that is currently seeing many diverse artists have their say on the recent psychedelia-revival, their voice may just be a key one" London In Stereo
"A fully-fledged live band whose gentle psychedelia-infused rock has been compared to the likes of cult ‘80s dream-poppers Felt and ‘90s titans of shoegaze Ride" Under The Radar
Following Marc Riley's first play on BBC 6Music, Younghusband have shared new track 'Better Times', a charming alt-psych blend taken from their forthcoming second album Dissolver that starts where the quartet left off with 2013's acclaimed debut LP Dromes. Dissolver is set for release on October 30th via ATP Recordings.
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Euan Hinshelwood, Joe Chilton, Adam Beach and Pete Baker emerged as one of a crop of so-called neo-psych bands in 2011. Under a canopy of reverb and phase, they could be heard hunting for escape routes from the played-out circus of British rock. While their debut album Dromes defined a scene, Dissolver sets them apart, taking in a wide sweep of guitar music and focusing it into a precisely individual proposition and garnering comparisons with Elliott Smith, The Shoes, and Big Star.
Having inked the map thoroughly with tours and appearing alongside the likes of Pond, Slowdive, Bo Ningen and Toy following Dromes' reception into psych world, in February the band upped sticks to Bristol for two weeks, feeling the need to free themselves from London's neurotic social circuitry. Out from the dark came Dissolver, woozily reflecting a corner of the land that is devolving back to flat beer, slanted cricket pitches and vertical class.
Recorded at Geoff Barrow's Invada studio and produced by Robert Hampson of LOOP, Dissolver also features Warren Ellis, who heard them through the label grapevine when they signed to ATP, providing strings for ‘Heavy Expectations' and the album's self-titled closer. Dissolver arrives like eulogy fireworks at the death of the record with the Dirty Three / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds warlord summoning a final shower of violins. It's the ideal cadence on the gorgeous, patiently sought out sounds that populate the LP.
Younghusband UK Dates 2015
Thu 3 September @ Dingwalls, London
Tue 15 September @ Sticky Mike's, Brighton
Wed 16 September @ Louisiana, Bristol
Thu 17 September @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Fri 18 September @ The Tin Music & Arts, Coventry
Sat 19 September @ Leadmill, Sheffield
Sun 20 September @ Bodega, Nottingham
Tue 22 September @ Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
Wed 23 September @ Georgian Theatre, Stockton
Thu 24 September @ King Tuts Wah Wah Club, Glasgow