Friday 13th August, 2010 : Photos by Nikki Walling
YOUNG REVELRY are not your typical production line indie rock band. With the imminent liberation of their debut EP You And I Young Revelry make their intentions very clear, that is; to avoid the heavy burden of musical mediocrity. Young Revelry is the collaboration of four sonically like-minded Perth natives, born from the ashes of a number of local acts. Young Revelry are now poised to set forth their You And I EP, released August 13th. Singer/Guitarist Sebastian Astone puts it quite simply: “this release best represents what we are about at this stage…It’s the culmination of our first year together.”
Recorded with producer Woody Annison (Children Collide, Red Riders, Black Cab) in the seclusion of the Western Australian bush, You And I is a confident and assured first release. The seven track EP traverses landscapes of heaving guitars and driving bass lines buoyed by Astone’s soaring vocals. You And I is a cohesive first set of tunes, from the spitting dynamics of lead track You And I, to the swelling messy strains of Here Now, this is the sound of a band looking fearlessly forward. Whothehell.com remarked of Young Revelry’s aural leanings: “Young Revelry make it hard to pin down a nice ‘band A meets band B’ simile to make a neat comparison but I think that is probably a good thing.” We couldn’t agree more.
Young Revelry will be marking this initial milestone with two intimate Perth EP launches at The Bird. The band has carefully cultivated two line-ups teeming with the most promising of upcoming Perth talent. These dates are the perfect platform from which to showcase songs from the You And I EP and to burst forth with the crushingly loud, frenetic performances for which the band have so quickly become notorious. To continue this live jaunt, Young Revelry will embark this September on a lengthy run of dates in support of Melbourne locals Calling All Cars.
Young Revelry burst forth with a discerning snarl and aggression that is truly arresting, and thankfully, far from mediocre.