Tuborg Reader Reviews – The Young Knives

By Clash reader Lucy Perrett

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Lightspeed Champion looks so relaxed and right at home on stage. He casually chats with the audience as he switches from playing guitar to the keyboard. It’s just like watching a Bright Eyes show and hey that ain’t a bad thing at all. One man with beautiful, simple lyrics backed by an incredible band to create a really emotive and powerful sound. Lightspeed Champion was a joy to watch.

It was made very clear who everyone at the Astoria was there to see. The evening belonged to The Young Knives, their catchy pop rock tunes and crowd banter had everyone in high spirits. I can never quite put my finger on it but the Astoria doesn’t do bands the justice they deserve, the sound seems to drift off into space.

They played a selection of tracks from the debut album, b sides and cracking new tunes from their soon to be released album ‘Superabundance’, the new single ‘up all night’ very much a crowd favourite. The boys were joined on stage at one point by an enchanting string quartet, successfully adding a new depth to the live show. The fat jokes continued throughout, though the joke certainly isn’t on these guys as they played a brilliant set.

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