Young Knives - 'Sick Octaves'

Young Knives - 'Sick Octaves'

Going on the facts – fourth album, self-produced, self-released – you might presume ‘Sick Octave’ to be the last throw of a dice. If so, the post-punks have spun a double six. Uncool in a defiant way, the trio’s oddball chumminess has...

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Young Knives - 'Oh Happiness'

Young Knives - 'Oh Happiness'

Back in the mid-2000s, Young Knives earned cult status thanks to a very English, very eccentric take on new wave music and, lest we forget, a bass player who called himself The House Of Lords. But even then there was a sense that Young Knives were...

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

Young Knives - Ornaments From The Silver Arcade...

As the world seemingly teeters on the brink of oblivion, arch indie suit-wearers Young Knives have summoned up every vestige of collective worth to bestow upon us ‘Ornaments From The Silver Arcade’ , a collection of competent ditties...

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Young Knives

Young Knives

Young Knives need music videos like asthmatics need inhalers. In this promo for ‘Dyed In The Wool’ – which sounds unsurprisingly like every other YK silly pop tune – they bounce on a trampoline in the back garden of some stately home while...

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Young Knives

Young Knives

There’s no doubt the Young Knives are masters of bouncy millennial Britpop, but when they get all dark’n’stormy things go from good to better. ‘Turn Tail’ is a swooping, swaying bounder that’s stacked with as much pathos as it is bits...

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