ALBUM: Blitz Kids – “The Good Youth”

blitzkidsgoodyouthCheshire quartet Blitz Kids had a massive 2013 – They signed to Red Bull Records, toured with Mallory Knox and Lower Than Atlantis, and to top it off, played the second stage at the Download Festival. 2014 is going to be just as big, if not bigger. This is because the band are set to release their album “The Good Youth” on the 20th January, and we’re happy to report it’s a banger!

“The Good Youth” opens with the catchy ‘All I Want Is Everything’. It’s an upbeat, feel good track which sets the tone for the rest of the album. ‘Run For Cover’ prepares you for ‘On My Own’. This is my favourite track on the release. It shows how versatile Joe James’ vocals are and how tight the rest of the band are. The fast paced drums, guitars and thudding bass line take this song to the next level.

Blitz Kids are known for their pop/rock melodic sound – The tracks ‘Sold My Soul’ and ‘Roll The Dice’ demonstrate this perfectly. We are shown the band’s softer style with ‘Pinnacle’ – A guitar led track with electronic elements which slows the pace down.

Highlight tracks are ‘Title Fight’ and ‘On My Own’. Overall “The Good Youth” is an enjoyable riff packed rock record. The album shows how much the band have grown and how their sound has matured. It’s the classic Blitz Kids sound but way more polished. Pre-order “The Good Youth” now – You won’t regret it.