NAME: Young and Restless
HOMETOWN: Melbourne/Canberra, Australia
HOW I HEARD ABOUT THEM: I was checking out Dan Boud’s Flickr page and saw photos of them. (Impressed by their stylish look, which was very reminiscent of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (dark haired lead singer Karina Utomo was wearing silver leggings and a black unitard) I had to hear what they sounded like. This is the kind of music your parents would call “racket” and ask you to turn down. A&R men will love them because the look good and sound good. Surprised they haven’t already been snapped up by some hip label here in the States.
LATEST RELEASE: Young and Restless on Dot Dash Recordings
SONG LISTENED TO: “Police Police” [MP3], “Kapow”
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE: Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets At the Drive-In meets “ARRRUUUUGHHHH!!!!!!!!!” Loud, fast, rock ‘n’ roll that you can groove/body slam to. Starting off with a ridiculously catchy guitar riff, adding sexy vocals–and a whole lot of screaming–“Police Police” seems to have been written for the soul purpose of making hipsters LOSE THEIR MINDS whilst dancing in local nightclubs around the globe.
1 to 5 RATING: 4
OTHER BLOGS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM: Open Your Eyes, Off the Record
LISTEN TO MORE: “I Pointed At You And You Burst Into Flames”, “Satan” on the Myspace
Check out the spooky video for “Police Police.” Think The Horrors‘ “Sheena Is A Parasite” meets…uh…Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller”: