TRACK REVIEW: Idle Hands – Youth | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Listening to the opening seconds of Idle Hands’ newest single, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d heard the song before. That said, though the familiarity of Youth’s heavy electric guitar and drums is reminiscent of many a 90s indie band, the vocals bring a fresh and innocent note to their sound.

Still in the first years of playing together after meeting at Newcastle College, there’s plenty of potential for Idle Hands. Though their sound feels like a work in progress, their storytelling ability shows exciting promise. Intended as a comment on the current state of the nation, Youth’s frantic, unsettled sound paints a stark picture of the seething anger and frustration of the UK’s younger generation.


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