The Underground Youth bring an introspective mixture of post-punk, goth-rock, dream psych and shoegaze to the stage, somewhere in the cosmos of Nick Cave’s Birthday Party, The Jesus & The Mary Chain, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Velvet Underground.
More than 10 years ago, Craig Dyer named his creative project “The Underground Youth” and started putting his psychedelic lo-fi recordings online for free. After many successful releases, a loyal fan base quickly developed that never stopped growing.
This becomes evident when you see the 7 million views on an upload of the cult album “Mademoiselle” with low-resolution graphics on YouTube.
Since signing with Fuzz Club Records, the band has released three more LPs. Endless tours of Europe and the rest of the world followed. “The Underground Youth” are really underground only in terms of their sound: noisy walls of sound, raw energy and catchy melodies make for an idiosyncratic brew of the most exciting kind.
With “Montage Images Of Lust & Fear” the band recently released one of the most fantastic albums in their discography. A wild concept album about sex, violence, love, distrust, desire and need set to music in a seething melting pot of post-punk and shoegaze.