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Young Knives return with first new single in four years, “Red Cherries”


UK band Young Knives haven’t been heard from in about half a decade. Their last album was 2013’s Sick Octave, and they’ve basically been quiet since 2015’s Something Awful EP. Thomas and Henry Dartnall, and the rest of the band, are back — looking and sounding a little different than you might remember. On new single “Red Cherries,” gone are the catchy mid-’00s post-post-punk/psych riffs, and in their place is something decidedly more astringent and intense. (This is closer to Girl Band than Futureheads.) “It is a lament to something all used up,” says Tom. “The song is a simple melody set to a repeating scream and wild jazz drums.” It sure is. Watch the gripping video, and a couple of their mid-’00s ones, below.

Young Knives are also set to return to the live stage for the first time since 2015, with shows in Oxford and London lined up for later this fall. Those dates are listed below.

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The Young Knives – 2019 Tour Dates
19th Oct – Ritual Union festival, OXFORD, UK
25th Nov – The Lexington, LONDON, UK

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