Melodic indie rock? Listening to ‘Twenties’ you pretty much think “okay, yeah, this sounds alright”, opening with a song full of drum beats and cymbals, one that you can move your head to, with some drastic shock tactics in the transition from the verse to the chorus. Youth Salute may not have created a genre which will blow your mind, which in itself is disappointing, but realistically you can’t have a new genre with every album that comes out. The inevitability of a band sounding like another today is becoming the norm.
As you delve deeper into the EP, you can kind of start to grasp what Youth Salute are really about. The additions of hard hitting highs and a surging lull throughout; you start to hear and feel their purpose in the music industry, and what makes them different to other bands without just thinking it’s a load of generic trash.
Without sounding too captious, the songs are orthodox; first time hearing this EP without knowing who it was, you would most likely put your bets on it being a Coldplay song or being somehow affiliated with the worldly renowned band. I guess songs like that are more of a safe bet for a band that hasn’t quite broken into fame yet. I mean, it would be understandable, a lot of people like Coldplay and their fanbase is enormous. So, if someone was to look up bands who are similar to Coldplay, they would probably check these guys out. Intentional or unintentional, it’s quite a smart idea.
Youth Salute really have to keep at putting the effort in, only because there’s a lot of bands out there with that particular sound. They need to take what makes them different and throw it into the limelight. If they capture the attention of even a few people, it could be the start of something big.
Written by Lauryn Paige