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Young Knives News

Young Knives to return with tinnitus-inspired fourth album

Oxford trio set to release 'Sick Octave' in September

  • Apr 24, 2013

Young Knives announce May UK tour - ticket details

Oxford trio celebrate third album with ten-date trek

  • Mar 4, 2011

Young Knives to release new album in April

Third album 'Ornaments From The Silver Arcade' on the way

  • Jan 24, 2011

Young Knives announce comeback by 'leaking' own demos

'I Love My Name' available to listen to now

  • Apr 28, 2010

Young Knives to preview new material at low-key UK shows

Band announce trio of live dates for May – ticket details

  • Feb 23, 2010

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Young Knives Music Videos

Vision In Rags Play Video

Vision In Rags

Watch the official Vision In Rags video by Young Knives in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Human Again Play Video

Human Again

Watch the official Human Again video by Young Knives in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

'Woman' Play Video

'Woman'

Young Knives play for FlyTV. Watch the official 'Woman' video by Young Knives in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

'Vision In Rags' Play Video

'Vision In Rags'

Young Knives play for FlyTV. Watch the official 'Vision In Rags' video by Young Knives in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Young Knives: FlyTV @ The Great Escape Play Video

Young Knives: FlyTV @ The Great Escape

FlyTV speaks to Young Knives at The Great Escape.

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Young Knives Reviews

Young Knives - 'Sick Octaves'

Young Knives - 'Sick Octaves'

The Young Knives have spun a double six when it comes to their fourth album - 'Sick Octave'

  • Oct 31, 2013

Young Knives - 'Oh Happiness'

The English eccentrics return

  • Jun 24, 2013

Album Review: Young Knives - Ornaments From The Silver Arcade (Gadzook/ Pias)

An indie feat that is in no danger of changing your world, unless it's for the worse

  • Mar 30, 2011

Young Knives

Dyed In The Wool

  • Aug 28, 2008

Young Knives

Turn Tail

  • May 15, 2008

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Young Knives Biography

Young Knives are an English indie rock band from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. The name is based on a misunderstanding of "young knaves", which was found by the band by rummaging through a book.

The band was originally named "Simple Pastoral Existence" but this name only lasted until they split for a few years from 1997 to 1999, at which time they renamed themselves "Ponyclub." The name "Ponyclub" was changed when they got their first record deal because there was already an artist in existence named "Pony club." This is when the name "The Young Knives" was coined. They later dropped the definite article prefix prior to the release of their second full-length album, Superabundance.

The band is known for its energetic live performances and their taste in tweed outfits. They broke into the music industry in 2002 with the critical success of their debut mini-album The Young Knives... Are Dead, but began to garner national coverage upon the release of their single "The Decision" in late 2005 (partially due to the acclaim of its dark humoured, League of Gentlemen-esque video). They played their biggest live gig in June 2006 and completed a UK tour in support of their first proper album Voices of Animals and Men, which reached #21 in the UK Album Charts. In July 2007 they were nominated for the Nationwide Mercury Prize. Their second album Superabundance entered the charts in March 2008 at number 28.

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