Danish four-piece, Yung will release their international debut EP, Alter, on March 2nd through Tough Love. The 6 tracks present a brash and persuasive slice of Nordic punk, with a rare sense of rhythm and melody bands that recalls the Replacements, Jay Retard and Ty Segall.
Alter is released on limited edition 12" vinyl and digital formats.. Formed in the summer of 2013 by 20 year old frontman Mikkel Holm Silkjær (guitar, vocals) in the north of Aarhus - Denmark’s second largest city and what locals would say, the current punk rock capital - along with friends Frederik Nybo Veile (drums), Tobias Guldborg Tarp (bass) and Emil Zethsen (guitar), Yung have spent the past year building up a formidable live reputation in their native Denmark.
As their name would suggest, Yung play with a youthful exuberance and feverish energy that leaves little room to catch your breath. Growing out of Mikkel’s teenage dreams and the harsh reality of what is the everyday life of young adulthood, Alter serves both as a vehicle for and an escape from the bewildered frustration of having to deal with life’s treadmill - trying to find a tolerable and meaningful place in the world, whilst wasting time at useless jobs in order to enjoy whatever little freedom that’s left; to hang out with friends and, first and foremost, devote his time to music.
It's no coincidence that Alter was written and recorded just two months after the band formed - there's an urgency here, and that primacy is self-evident in their music.
1. Imaginary Calls
2. Don't Cry
3. Shitty Mind
1. Nobody Cares
2. The Regulators
3. A Stain