Youth Group : Skeleton Jar

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The sound of the future collapsing…

Isolation has chilled the hearts of many – Ian Curtis, Kurt Cobain, Jack White and now Vines muckers Youth Group. ‘Skeleton Jar’ is the comedown anthem of the summer: singer Toby Martin sounds simultaneously betrayed by his best mate and left at a party with only half an empty cup of flat cider and a shrivelled-looking balloon for company. Featuring the best opening line in recent memory (“I feel like hell you feel like dancing”) and a twisting musical labyrinth that burns the rotten fuses of your brain like a forest fire, this is the sound of the future slowly collapsing before your ears. Beautiful.