TRACK REVIEW: Decrepit Youths – Kill The Lights | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Newly formed five-piece Decrepit Youths, dual fronted by David Stoker and Connor Pattison, may be a fresh name but all the musicians involved have huge experience elsewhere on the scene. Their second single Kill The Lights is self-described as “Architects meets MGK with a hint of Royal Blood”. Add Muse to that list, particularly the fuzzed dark rock riffs and layered melodies, and you can envisage the musical architecture we’re inhabiting.

The song itself rings out with a controlled rage. Given just enough air to breathe for the song’s three minutes or so, then it’s neatly shut down. The hard-chugging guitars and relentless drum pounding in the final minute stop the song feeling merely performative though, and ultimately it survives with its passion intact.

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