Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Sebastian Astone - Vocals/Guitar Tom King - Bass Shaun Sibbes Drums


Bio

Young Revelry are not your typical production-line indie rock band. To such an outfit, coming of age in the most isolated city on earth (Perth, if you are struggling) might prove daunting. The odds might seem stacked against them when it comes to connecting with that coveted wider audience. This perceived seclusion may distract from shimmying the endless totem pole of emerging bands, but it certainly does not stifle creativity. Young Revelry came about in the wake of a lengthy period of collaborative songwriting between Sebastian Astone & Tom King (on vocals/guitar & bass duties respectively.) And young they are indeed, with the bands’ existence having barely clocked a year. Young Revelry have set themselves firmly on a sonic course intended to side step the common burdens of mediocrity. You & I, the debut seven track EP offered up by Young Revelry is a dark inspired journey through a myriad of sounds and subjects. This release seamlessly melds fuzz drenched guitars to pulsating rhythms, the dreamy melodies not obstructing the urgent, cathartic energy that is a landmark indicator of Young Revelry’s sound. All this heaving, mesmerising mess of sound is buoyed by the soaring steadiness of Sebastian Astone’s vocals. Harnessing a thrilling momentum in Reckless Minds, throwing forth swelling messy strains in Here Now, and the spitting dynamics of You And I, this is the sound of a band most comfortable in their sound, and looking fearlessly forward. Recorded with producer Woody Annison (Children Collide, Red Riders, Black Cab) in the hopeful seclusion of bush enveloped rural Western Australia, the You & I EP is a confident and highly assured first offering. Astone muses “this release best represents what we are about at this stage…It’s the culmination of our first year together and hopefully anybody who gets their hands on it will appreciate the raw and honest approach we took.” This initial milestone for the act looks to be the firm pad from which to launch forth to greater things. Although admittedly still in their infancy, Young Revelry have already taken to stages with such local luminaries as Shihad, Children Collide, Gyroscope, & Yves Klein Blue & in addition to Canada’s own wild Handsome Furs. Take into account festival appearances at Perth’s Laneway Festival (a slot won by virtue of the proverbial nod from Triple J Unearthed) and One Movement Conference. The band fully intends to present their pounding live show to captive audiences this country over. Young Revelry burst forth with a discerning snarl and aggression that is truly arresting, and thankfully, far from mediocre.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

14 Sep 2010

Triple J
50

I keep listening to this song and it keeps growing like lantana. The guitars are great. Guitars are great anyway. But these guys know how to get the best out of them.

I keep listening to this song and it keeps growing like lantana. The guitars are great. Guitars are great anyway. But these guys know how to get the best out of them.

Review

50

Totally dig this...reminds me of early 90's indie bands and going to underground, underage gigs in Melbourne around that time...bring it back I say!

Totally dig this...reminds me of early 90's indie bands and going to underground, underage gigs in Melbourne around that time...bring it back I say!

Review

Fuso-muso

25 Sep 2010

30

Loved the intro, is a great hook - but not much intensity, didn't get me feeling it. When the vocals came in I was expecting a little more, more intensity cos the singer sounds kinda bored, but the vocals were well executed. Interesting use of backing vocals, and I like the use of a complemetary guitar in the background of the chorus. As a ripping indie song, its a nice casual, slow listen...

Loved the intro, is a great hook - but not much intensity, didn't get me feeling it. When the vocals came in I was expecting a little more, more intensity cos the singer sounds kinda bored, but the vocals were well executed. Interesting use of backing vocals, and I like the use of a complemetary guitar in the background of the chorus. As a ripping indie song, its a nice casual, slow listen and well recorded. This is quite a bass heavy song, which i think is what takes away from the vocals and (as said by Chunklet Magazine's Rock Bible) need to be 'root-too-tooty-fied'. But apart from that its a nice listen and a grooving song.

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