Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Young Knives: The Decision

There’s no proper explanation really, as to why I’d feature this particular band that goes by the name of the Young Knives; not exactly the type of band that I’d warm up to straight away. But, do read on, because I’ve in store a reason that’s well worth it.

Originally from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, (I’ve yet to learn the precise pronunciation) Leicestershire, England, the Young Knives are essentially an English Indie-Rock band otherwise also known as a post-punk revival band - what is post-punk revival anyway? Unconventional or as un-punkish as it may sound, the band seems to have a strange likeness towards tweed outfits and due to this; they successfully create accessibility for a wider portion of the masses to their brand of energetic punk-rock music.

The brisk, vigorous sounds of the killer hooks in their first single off of their first album, Voices of Animals and Men, titled ‘The Decision’ , is pure upbeat and catchy guitar music that will get you on your feet in a matter of moments. The lead’s vocal is dynamic and persistent; relentless on his decision though whoever he may be: I’m the Prince of Wales he sings on then adds, And if all
else fails / I am the Prince of Wales / That decision was mine… and on and on he croons along.

|mp3| The Young Knives – The Decision

You can’t separate the idiosyncrasies, somewhat quirkiness that are audible in the tune, but what remains clear is that without any of those minutiae, the song would’ve probably faced a harder time to appeal to listeners among the sea of overcrowded musicians. Absolutely love, I highly recommend.

:: The Young Knives ::
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