TRACK REVIEW: Decrepit Youths – This Is War | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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An almost Depeche Mode-esque synthesised riff is immediately washed away in a glorious wave of palm-muted noise in this scorching transmission from the refreshingly unique Newcastle-based alt. rock quintet Decrepit Youths.

Taking the anthemic glory of the finest pop-leaning alt. music they blend in elements of left-field electronic music with juddering synths and vocoded vocals sitting comfortably alongside washes of distorted guitar, pounding drums and full-throated, powerful vocals. The song grapples with the seemingly-endless conflict in a toxic relationship, using the imagery of the battleground to effectively convey the emotional turmoil within. It’s a well written and immaculately produced cut, tastefully tackling a sensitive issue with grace, and demanding endless replays with its hook-laden power.

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