Kill The Young

Kill The Young

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KILL THE YOUNG is a pop rock powerful trio blending US indie rock influences (Nirvana, Smashing pumpkins..) with Mancunian heritage (New order, Smiths). Debut album produced by DIMITRI TIKOVOI and mixed by FLOOD. Release is due for winter 2006.

Biography

Kill the Young are three brothers - Tom, Dylan and Olly Gorman - descendants of 19th/20th century Irish immigrants who grew up in the countryside close to Manchester. Ranging in age from 18 -23 – they are, despite their youth, already one of the hardest working bands in the UK. And, based on the evidence of their eponymously-titled debut LP, they haven’t merely performed over 300 gigs, they’ve learned what it takes to move and shake an audience.

The name is deliberately provocative, a statement about the current state of modern Western society and the pressure put on young people to grow up quickly ....... and let innocence be damned. By eating into the time spent being carefree and young, society is effectively killing youth and snuffing out any possibility of rebellion or counter-culture. Conveniently for the smugly amoral corporate world, this self-same ‘demographic’ is also a highly manipulable consumer target.

In keeping with their no-nonsense approach, Kill the Young recorded the album in just 20 days with producer Dimitri Tikovoï. The Trash Palace frontman has also worked with Placebo, Goldfrapp, John Cale, Alpinestars, Marc Almond.... Mixing is by Flood, one of the most influencial producer/engineers and remixers of the last 20 years, with New Order , Depeche Mode, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey and many more having benefitted from his sonic touch.

Musically KTY’s sound is a mosaique of transatlantic influences. They are as much the sons of US indie rock bands Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins as they are the heirs of the UK post-punk scene. And what they have most in common with all of that heritage - as well as with the broader palate of classic poprock - is choruses that get under your skin and stay there.

Lyrics

Origin of Illness

Written By: Tom Gorman, Dylan Gorman, Olly Gorman

Break down
The word can only shock you
Somehow
I feel like I’ve won now

It’s about time we’re out of time
It’s about time we’re out of time
It’s about time we’re out of time
It’s about time we’re out of time

I’ll exaggerate to illustrate
The origin of illness
I’ll exaggerate to illustrate
The origin of illness
Of illness, of illness, of illness, of illness
If that’s OK with you?

Turn round
The underdogs are laughing
Can’t frown
The whole village are damned now

It’s about time we’re out of time
It’s about time we’re out of time
It’s about time we’re out of time
It’s about time we’re out of time

I’ll exaggerate to illustrate
The origin of illness
I’ll exaggerate to illustrate
The origin of illness
Of illness, of illness, of illness, of illness
If that’s OK with you?

Follow follow

Written By: Tom Gorman, Dylan Gorman, Olly Gorman

Somebody shoot the guards
Turn back we’ve come to far
Wings made in fear won’t fly
We tried with the weak they died

Follow, follow, follow, follow try
Follow, follow, follow, follow die

We need to get out of here

Somebody say were tired
Somebody say we tried
Cause there’s no escape from here
We tried with the weak they died

Follow, follow, follow, follow try
Follow, follow, follow, follow die

We need to get out of here

No problems

Written By: Tom Gorman, Dylan Gorman, Olly Gorman

Ever get the feeling
That there’s somebody out there
And do you ever think
That they know what you’re thinking

Now the satellites are down
We can ask them to calm down
Control is the core
It’s nineteen eighty four

We’re a breakthrough
We’re defiant
But we’re blinded
By the science
We’re a breakthrough
We’re defiant
But we’re deafened
By the silence

Hey Mr no-one
You can have my eyes
Or the maybe just the one
I’ve heard of the kingdom

Try to find me
Try to kill me
I don’t listen any more
I’ve got no problems
No problems
I don’t listen any more

Hypothetical question
Are we paranoid?
Hypothetical answer
That depends on who’s asking

Discography

Debut single Origin of Illness b/w Fragile is set for release on september 26th with the album to follow in march 2006

Set List

-The inevitable
-Sail away
-No heroes
-Kill your young
-Fragile
-Follow follow
-Do you notice
-Change the record
-All the world
-Radio
-No problem
-Addiction