YUNG

(DK)

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 is 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 land. 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, Yung’s debut EP, Alter (out 2 March via Tough Love Records), 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.