Young Runaways
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Young Runaways

Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"Brumnotes Young Runaways Feature Jan 2011" - Brumnotes Magazine

"Brumnotes Magazine Live Review Feb 2011" - Brumnotes Magazine

"Counteract Magazine"

The band, split between Wolverhampton and Birmingham, had for the last few years been quietly gathering a reputation as ones to watch, released a debut album lauded by critics and played Glastonbury. They then decided to leave it a while. Maybe not the smartest thing to do but the band, comprising four guys and two girls who play a myriad of instruments including violin and trombone, are now back.
With a slight change of musical direction and a few new faces the band, described as 50 per cent rock ‘n’ roll and 50 per cent orchestra, are once again firmly back in the saddle. Their debut, Boy And The Beartrap, is due to be re-released soon and there are plans for a new EP to be released early next year.
Anyone who is knew to the band and would like to see them live can visit Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms on November 23 when they support Canadian group The Acorn.
Summary: Mick Jagger bodyslaming the London Philharmonic Orchestra
For fans of: Arcade Fire, Frighten Rabbit, any folk tinted rock
Listen to: Lifeline, What Happened To Us? - Counteract Magazine

"Young Runaways support Charlie Parr"

Wolverhampton band Young Runaways made an impressive opener. I was intrigued after learning that they have had coverage on BBC6 Music from Tom Robinson’s ‘Introducing’ show and that they played Glastonbury last year. The first thing I noticed was just how relaxed they were as they launched into the title track from their imminent release, ‘The Boy & the Beartrap’, and the joviality continued throughout their set. - Brumlive Blog

"Glastonbury ETC"

Young Runaways @ Glastonbury ETC
This four piece are instantly sing along fair, a folk indie mix who sound not unlike Rumours era Fleetwood Mac at times with an acoustic guitar bent. There's a ukulele and Lucy the violin player also plays keyboards. I find myself singing along to their tracks without thinking about it. They're musically talented and would suit either Acoustic or even Other Stage and could probably just about handle the main stage slot. - E Festivals


There Is A World Outside - EP
(BBC6, BBCWM, 101.9 RXP NYC, Amazing Radio)



Young Runaways are a special talent who will carve their orchestral infused rock and pop songs into your brain and leave them there forever.
It's music that will get people talking, made by a six-piece who utilise violin, trumpet, trombone and keys blended with electric guitar, drums and bass to striking effect producing blistering rock and roll one moment and elegant chamber pop the next.

The band, comprising a set of siblings and friends from the West Midlands, is fronted by Matt Pinfield and Harriet J Woodcock whose vocal harmonies and lyrical intimacy is rendered all the more powerful by their distinctive interplay.
The songwriting comes from a broad range of influences, from James Taylor and Fleetwood Mac to The Wonder Stuff and Arcade Fire.

'Orchestral Alt - Pop' - Brum Notes magazine
'Mick Jagger bodyslamming the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' - Counteract Magazine

The band have been featured on local and national radio, including an introducing slot on New York's RXP 101.9 and have played Glastonbury Festival.
Young Runaway's latest EP, There Is A World Outside, can be heard online ahead of its full release on Commercially Inviable Records. The record was made at the band's own studio, recorded sporadically between headline shows and support slots that included A Genuine Freakshow, Miles Hunt, Fyfe Dangerfield and Stornoway among others.
Again self produced, it was mastered by Alan Douches (Beirut, Sufjan Stevens, My Morning Jacket) of West West Side Music in New York.