Young Knives / Superabundance
Album: Superabundance   Collection:General
Artist:Young Knives   Added:Apr 2008
Label:Warner Music Uk  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-23 Pull Date: 2009-01-25
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 7 Nov 30
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 03, 2009: Time Traveler
Turn Tail
4. Jan 09, 2009: Time Traveler
Turn Tail
2. Jan 14, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Up All Night
5. Jan 02, 2009: Time Traveler
Turn Tail
3. Jan 13, 2009: Time Traveler
Turn Tail
6. Dec 26, 2008: Time Traveler
Turn Tail

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2008-06-20

Mod new wave pop-- a big throwback to about 1980 and maybe they would have been huge back then too, opening for the Jam or Elvis Costello, XTC etc. I grew up on music like this and I do realize that it might sound dated coming from these guys right now. Derivative, too, perhaps but generally pretty tolerable. Nonetheless, there's probably nothing like this right now in the A file and I would prefer listening to this than an average pop-punk band (though not a good one). You decide. Read the inserted liner notes, I think this is going to be/has been pushed pretty hard.

Rec: 1, 2, 4, 7

1 almost ska-ish, pretty hot
2 mid-fast, funky beat, very active sound
3 a bit lighter, like a slightly edgier Blur
4 fast, poppy, reminiscient
5 fast, rocking, a bit pat
6 starts somewhat funky like a Gang of Four hit, singing innocuous, really produced strings come in, they might want this to be a commercial hit
7 pounding drums, interesting fuzzy guitar and melody, this is a good one
8 poppy new wave with ok guitars, vocal inflections like Lene Lovich (I know there is a male equivalent, but I can't think of who it is), slightly clever lyrics
9 catchy, real arena feel in the chorus kind of ruins it
10 short little interlude, Ted Leo 'first to finish, last to start' comes to mind
11 cool, guitar work, a bit post-punk, time signatures, but chorus is repeated too many times
12 Too much repetition in the chorus, after 5 mins 2 minutes of silence and then a wacky little song that reminds me of Madness

Track Listing
1. Fit 4 U   7. I Can Hardly See Them
2. Terra Firma   8. Dyed In The Wool
3. Up All Night   9. Rue The Days
4. Counters   10. Flies
5. Light Switch   11. Mummy Light The Fire
6. Turn Tail   12. Current Of The River