ARTISTS — #CC14 — FRI 20 & SAT 21 JUNE 2014

“packed to bursting with attitude through the punchy vocals and driving musicianship comprising it”

Brum Notes

Psych-punk trio Youth Man received a raft of praise for their debut EP ‘Bad Weather’ at the end of last year. Comprised of members Kaila Whyte (guitar/vocals), Adam Haitof(bass) Marcus Perks (drums), the Birmingham band recorded the EP in July 2013 at the Motor Museum in Liverpool with Al Groves (Elvis Costello, The Coral) and outstripped all of the band’s expectations racking up multiple BBC Radio One plays from Zane Lowe,Ally McCrae & Jen Long, Phily Taggart & Alice Levine and Mike Davies.

Formed in January 2012, the high school best friends were all musicians but had never played in a band together; bored of seeing the same predictable shit bands at bars they decided to start jamming together. Rehearsing in bass player Adam’s kitchen on tiny pieces of cobbled together practice equipment led to tentative live performances and at their third show, front woman Kaila Whyte set the bar for their now standard chaotic live shows when she jumped headfirst into Adam’s bass and managed to sustain a gushing head wound. With recent appearances alongside Them Wolves, Bovine, Shapes, PINS, Fair Ohs, Sauna Youth and Her Parents, they’re quickly building a rabid following.