Music review: Youthmovies - Good Nature
Friday 14 March 2008
An unusual band, Youthmovies specialise in what can only be described as indie/prog. The Oxford five-piece sound like a cross between Tool and the Arctic Monkeys, or perhaps the offspring of Battles and Babyshambles with added trumpets.
Whether these guys have a niche in the market remains to be seen, but Good Nature is a refreshingly innovative and bloody-minded record that frequently surprises, especially when they really cut loose.
Check out the Krautrock jam of track “SoandSo & SoandSo” or “If You’d Seen a Battlefield”, with its terrifying trumpets and berserk wall of noise guitars that bring to mind The Mars Volta. Youthmovies are also just as comfortable with straight-up indie crowd-pleasers, evident on current single “The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor”.
Occasionally they lose their way – as evident on the swampy “Shh! You’ll Wake It – and they might want to rethink their song titles in the future. Youthmovies may run the risk of falling between stools, but they have made an auspicious debut.
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