we are young and restless. we found each other in april 2005. we play noisy repetitive party music. we like to keep it simple. we have played with many good bands such as Die! Die! Die!, Damn Arms, the Suicide Girls and more. we like to play fast. we just play. we don't think about influences or messages. put us on at a party. we promise it will riot.
With a reputation for delivering a high energy live performance, Young & Restless have certainly been making their audiences sit up and take notice. They play riot party feel-good music with hot, noisy, dirty female vocals.
Describe your music.
It’s fast, dancey and sometimes brutal. It’s a weird mixture of influences from all the band members – metal, hip hop, indie, dance-punk.
Who’s been a big musical influence for you? What inspires you?
We have so many – hip hop, metal, riot grrl, indie, punk, metal – we have the weirdest collection of CD’s when we tour – one minute it could be Tori Amos, then it could be Some Girls or Circle Takes The Square. What inspires us is dedication and passion – I hate seeing shows where everyone stands still on stage, no movement, no sweat, no fluidness. I like excitement and energy – whether this translates in the actual playing or the physical aspects of it. Musicians like Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) inspire me personally – they really have their tone and style nailed down.
Tell us about the local music community you are part of.
Canberra is very hardcore based in its music – lots of metal and aggression. It’s very close knit – everyone knows everyone and is always ready to help each other out. A lot of the venues are closing – there are virtually no all ages shows anymore which is a huge shame.
What’s the best thing about being in Young & Restless?
Meeting people who truly appreciate what we do and are genuinely thankful for it.
...and the worst?
Hangovers, long drives, equipment malfunctions and writers block.
What's your dream gig? Where would you perform and who's in the audience?
Our dream gig would probably be playing with The Bronx in the US – maybe New York. The audience would be pumped and crazy and the venue would have to be small and intimate with bodies flying everywhere.
What have you got planned for the future?
Hopefully get to the UK and US around February / March. Also, record our album or EP and keep playing shows.
Australian music is…
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27 Jul 2006
From the moment ...
From the moment Y&R's frontwoman lures you in with a sexy drawl, you know she's gonna punish you. Sure enough, moments later she's tearing your ears apart with "No Kissaaaaaaaaaaaas!". A screaming young lass never sounded so good. Y&R harness an incredible energy and funnel it into a song that goes beyond a straight up rock riff. The rhythm section keeps the song running and you're left feeling totally invigorated. Can't wait to hear what they come up with next.