Young Knives

Young Knives, the band comprised of brothers Henry Dartnall and The House of Lords have announced their fifth album ‘Barbarians’ will be released on September 4th on Gadzook. It is the band’s first first full-length since 2013’s Sick Octave.

Written, recorded and mixed by Young Knives in their studio near Oxford, Henry says of Barbarians:

“We broke down all the barriers to creativity and made the most cathartic and noisy album of our career. As with every Young Knives album, me and House always need a good reason to make it. We often start with some high concept that we feel passionate about and use it like a framework to build lyrics and motifs around. As confirmed but self-aware nihilistic miserabilists we often have to dig our way out of a spiralling bleak world view that would make for a super depressing listen. This album is no different. But I think that’s the point of the records we make: how can we turn the worse aspects of humanity into something really fucking entertaining? Obviously there was a lot going on around the world at the time we were writing the record, with the rise of the alt-right and politics designed to divide us. All this fed into a sense that humans are always going to have this battle between our collective existence and the existence of the individual, some days we give and some days we take. “

A video for latest single ‘Society For Cutting Up Men’ is available now.

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