Whilst 2016 snatched many of our musical idols away from us, it also birthed us some wonderful new ones. Hailing from the North West Retro Youth are storming the indie rock scene with their instruments in tow. Their music has the indie rock vibes we’ve become so accustomed to hearing blaring through our stereos. Yet the boys of Retro Youth bring something totally different to the game. Their music provides a cocktail of indie funk rock for your listening pleasure.
The lads, Kris J Davis, Robin Burberry and Alan Martin recently released their new single Hometown Homesick late in 2016. Upon hearing this song for the first time, I was transported straight back to November 2015 when I heard The 1975’s ‘The Sound’. I felt the same mixture of excitement and anticipation for the rest of the world to hear the song! It made me want to get up and dance, it made me want to listen to all of the bands previous songs, but most of all, it made me want to shout from the rooftops about how amazing this band are!
Speaking of The 1975, the boys of Retro Youth take masses of inspiration from the band as well as bands such as Don Bronco and Lower Than Atlantis. This inspiration runs its fingers through the undertones of Retro Youth’s debut album, B.R.A.V.E.
B.R.A.V.E is, in my opinion the most refreshing and innovative piece of musical artistry released in the past six months. On the surface, the album provides easy listening, although if you were to look deeper in to the lyrics, there are tales of well, retro youth. The lyrics of Hometown Homesick take you straight back to your teenage years, drinking on beaches with friends and not having a care in the world.
Overall, if you are looking for some fresh new music for your daily commute then look no further, B.R.A.V.E is the perfect album to kick start your morning. And remember to keep an eye out for Retro Youth as I’m quite sure that 2017 is the year for this band and I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.
Catch them in Manchester Club Academy on the 3rd of February!
If you are looking for some fresh new music for your daily commute then look no further, B.R.A.V.E is the perfect album to kick start your morning.