Youth - Featured Artists
Introduce yourselves and tell us what you've been up to recently?
We are YOUTH. We have Dec (vocalist)
Gibbo ( guitarist )
Danny wilsher ( newest member/guitarist)
Mike ( bass/top string only )
Recently we have been preparing for our upcoming shows and we have been introducing our new band member Danny wilsher into the 'Youth.' way of life. It's summer so we are chilling writing music and getting into all sorts of shenanigans.
And how did you get together? The name?
We had our first band practice and jammed out While She Sleeps and Your Demise. We got the name from Gibbo's jumper that read 'wasted youth' but then realised that there was already a band called wasted youth so we decided to keep it simple so we came up with YOUTH.
Who are your biggest influences?
Trapped Under Ice, Desolated, Last Witness, Your Demise, Architects, While She Sleeps, Life Ruiner and Bleak Reality, they're all massive influences to us because they're all really rad bands
Which is the one song do you wish you'd wrote and why?
Matt - These Colours Don't Run by Architects
Gibbo - n*ggers in Paris by Jay Z and Kayne West
Dec - soul destroyer by broken teeth
Mike - awake by trash talk
Danny wilsher- our courage our cancer by while she sleeps
Here at Designer Magazine we're all about supporting the scene.. which are your fave local bands and why should we check them out?
Towers because they're are boys from Preston, their new single is a banger. They're generally nice lads and fun to hang with, we have a show in Preston with them and are planning more shows with them. Best dudes check them out. Also autumn ruin are cool as well check them out.
What's your biggest promo tips you can give to other local bands? How do you push your band forward?
Social networking!! Get off your ass and make your Facebook/twitter etc look clean and tidy so promoters can find your music and info easily. Promo tips for shows are simple go mental, open the place up and keep the crowd going, get them jumping get them moshing. Then after the gig go and thank your fans, speak to new people and get wasted with the money you made.
What's the best gig you've played to date and why?
Definatly has to be our show at NQ back in June. That's where we met Towers and the whole gig was insane, we were all ridiculously nervous before our set and when we played it went off, people throwing themselves around and shouting along to our songs. By far the best crowd we've played to and by far the best we've played as a band.
Where do you go for pre gig food and where do you go post gig clubs in Manchester?
It has to be Taco Bell for food, that place is sex on legs not too expensive and the food is bangin. For drinks anywhere that serves a good pint or cheap vodka for Gibbo's aha.
What do you like most about Manchester?
Well it's our home city, it produces so many bangin bands like Broken Teeth and Survival. It's got a great night life and its got loads of places to chill out before a gig. Not to forget it has some of the best venues in the country
Best gig you've been to of all time (and why?)
Dec- has to be trapped under ice at club academy with your demise and basement.
Mike- heart of a coward at winter jam.
Matty- enter shikari and cancer bats at download 2013.
Danny wilsher- enter shikari at download 2013.
Gibbo- the ghost inside at download 2013.
What one book would you say all of your fans should read and why?
Defiantly the game of thrones books. Also cat in the hat that book is intense.
Fave movie or TV show of all time?
TV show has to be game of thrones if you haven't seen game of thrones shame on you poor people. Movies probably lord of the rings that movie goes hard.
Which football team do you support?
Dec and Danny wilsher support Manchester United, Mike is deluded and is a Manchester City fan. Matty is a Bolton fan and Gibbo is more of a netball fan ahaha
And finally we're all about the live sweaty gigs - final chance to say why we should check you out live?
Straight up hard hitting hardcore music, we don't fuck about, everyone has to move about.
And if we want to know more whats your facebook / twitter addresses?
We are on twitter/Facebook and soundcloud is where you can and listen and download our demo for free.
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