Young Rival
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Young Rival

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE | AFM

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Alternative Psychedelic


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Interior Light Review - Fingers On Blast"

"But seriously, this might be your favorite album this year. It's definitely one of ours." - Fingers on Blast

"Interior Light Review - Lithium Magazine"

"Young Rival has been a band that has deserved to be huge with each release they’ve put out." - Lithium Magazine

"Interior Light Review - Exclaim! Magazine (8/10)"

"Interior Light is charismatic and charming, a collection of awfully sweet tunes that are as well written as they are produced. What a delight." - Exclaim!

"Interior Light Review - NOW Magazine (NNN)"

"it drifts from lackadaisical and breezy à la Beach Fossils (Living Like You Should) to bouncy 60s pop (That's Chemistry) to warbly and psychedelic (Carry The Weight)." - NOW Magazine

"Interior Light Review - Slug Magazine"

"it’s nice to see these guys come out with a nostalgic piece of rock n’ roll that somehow seems like the freshest album I’ve listened to all year." - Slug Magazine

"Interior Light - Track Review - Earmilk"

"Mixing harmonic vocals with a heavy dose of grit, “Interior Light” keeps to a simplistic progression that highlights the heavy-set, distorted guitars and lighter breaks." - Earmilk

"Show review - Exclaim!"

"All in all, Young Rival have proved yet again to be a near-flawless band that put on the best shows and have the best damn time doing it." - Exclaim!

"Ottawa Showbox - Show Review"

"There was an immediate feeling when Young Rival hit the stage that they were the band in charge. Young Rival proved effortlessly why they’ve come so far and should be the Canadian band to watch in 2016." - Ottawa Showbox


Interior Light
October 16 2015
Paper Bag Records

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October 23 2012
Sonic Unyon Records

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April 13 2010
Sonic Unyon Records



Hamilton’s Young Rival entered the studio to record their new full-length record with producer Graham Walsh (Viet Cong, Alvvays, METZ) with no deadlines and an unrelenting vision of sound.  The band’s Aron D’Alesio, Noah Fralick and John Smith took a bag of songs and worked them until they were more “Young Rival” than Young Rival has ever been before. Interior Light is the band’s first album for Toronto’s Paper Bag Records and sounds like Roy Orbison tripping on acid with Ray Davies and Bradford Cox.  Let’s call it “croon-psych” and let’s play it loud.

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