whenyoung – Given Up

Label: Virgin EMI
Released: 9th November 2018
Rating: ★★★★★

A bit of attention can be a double-edged sword for a new band. It doesn’t take a lot to send the hype machine calling, but once that bright light is shining they better get it right, else they find themselves on the indie landfill before they’ve even really started. 

whenyoung have nothing to worry about. ‘Given Up’ showcases two turbo bangers, one of the best covers in recent memory (their take on The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’ is hall of fame stuff) and a nice little cleanser to finish. Result.

Stephen Ackroyd

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