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Youth Hostel – It’s All In Your Head

screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-11-28-05If you’re trying to get my attention then starting off with a Merseyside accent is always a damn good way. Oh, and brass, can never have too much brass. Fortunately for Youth Hostel they’ve got both of these in spades and know exactly how to use them to have me grinning wider than that time I accidentally had four coffees before work.

With a catchy chorus thrown in for good measure this is top quality, inoffensive indie music that you could easily play to your nan without her getting too grouchy yet you don’t feel you’ve lost an inch of street red by indulging in it. Though maybe don’t listen to this on the streets of a busy city as you’ll get a spring in your step that might not endear you to all the grumpy suits. Keep an ear out for some smashing tom-work from behind the kit, harmonies that are us uplifting as a Proclaimers classic and a bass that knows exactly how to use space to its advantage. Think Reel Big Fish without the overwhelming desire to try and be funny and the centre of attention, there’s a fair bit less aggro about this too.

This is boss, there’s no two ways about it.

Ciaran Steward

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