The message reads like a birthday invite from a madman: ‘There will be a little bit of tweed, some nudity and a lot of screaming. We hope you can be there’.
This is what we can expect when Young Knives embark on their ‘Sicker Octave’ tour later this month in support of their fourth full-length album ‘Sick Octave’.
Over their career Young Knives have become increasingly difficult to pigeonhole. Their decision to leave their label and put out their latest release independently has reinvigorated their creative muscles and allowed them to embrace a braver kind of record. Taking up a wonderfully dark electro edge to accompany the oddball lyricism of frontman Henry Dartnell, ‘Sick Octave’ is the sound of Young Knives throwing out the rulebook, plugging in the synth and delving into the deepest recesses of their twisted minds.
They kick off their seven-date tour in suitably dark and atmospheric surroundings when they hit the Fleece on 19th March.
Check out ‘We Could Be Blood’ below to prepare for the punk-flecked weirdness of it all: