Friday 20 December 2019, 6:30pm - 10pm
The Waterfront Studio
+ i said goodbye + prey drive
14s+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Last seen supporting Dream State back in April, Young States have just released Stand Alone which was premiered on The Rock Show on BBC Radio One, and playlisted by Kerrang Radio.
'Stand Alone' is about trying to find the divide between what is yourself and what is anxiety. Georgia Leeder (vocals, bass) says, "It was cool being able to write about anxiety from a different perspective, and the idea of trying to separate yourself from it. This inspired the idea for the single shots in the music video, with the lighting solely on us so it seems like we’re isolated." The band formed when vocalist Georgia was just 17 and Young States cut their teeth with two hook-laiden EPs ‘Down To You’ and ‘Past Truths | Present Lies’. As they developed and ultimately ended up taking some time out, half of the original line-up decided they were out and the other half ended up regrouping at the end of 2018 with a refreshed outlook and desire, and a new drummer, Ben Brennan. Young States dove headfirst into writing and crafted a clutch of new songs, which they then worked on at Steel City Studios in Sheffield with producer Drew Lawson. Libby Irons (guitar, backing vocals) says of their new music, "Stand Alone was the first song we'd written after our hiatus, and honestly it made us remember why we started the band in the first place."
I Said Goodbye
For fans of The Getup Kids, Motion City Soundtrack & Saves the Day.
The LP started life as a solo album for singer Alan Hiom but, during the pre-production phase of the record shifts in mood and musicianship soon developed into the album you hear today and the band I Said Goodbye.
The songs on this record are a mixed bag lyrically but the underlying key is honesty. The songs are written from experiences and feelings that are real, written from the heart so that through empathy and/or shared emotions they can be enjoyed by all.
Take Me Home is about missing a loved one whilst on tour whereas Robertson Drive is about the passing of a family member. No two songs lyrically or melodically are identical on this record and that is one of the things that helps I Said Goodbye’s LP stand out in the current sea of sound-alikes and copy cats.
“Putting this record out is an exciting adventure made even more thrilling by working with Little Rocket Records. A fresh new label that is supportive, provides insight and most of all has faith in new music and new bands.” Alan Hiom
This is a very British sounding band, based in Norwich and featuring on drums Pete Wright of Ducking Punches.