Monday, February 26, 2024

Review: The Young Hearts – Honestly, I Was Just Thinking

These four alternative rockers from Deal, Kent have their upcoming EP release on September 29th entitled Honestly, I’m Just Thinking through Primordial Records.

Although the album is only four tracks long you can get a very good idea of what it would be like to see The Young Hearts perform. Each song is rammed full of energy with the light nimble guitar work of Aaron entwined with Craig’s singing creates a highly honed and developed set of songs. They are well written, well crafted and most importantly very well executed.

The Young Hearts bring you a style that’s hard to come by these days, instrumentally uplifting whilst lyrically taking a journey through old relationships, trials and tribulations, which ultimately should take this band far.

Here is the music video for the third song on the album, ‘Smoke‘:

“I’m tired of looking at the same place” – a line from inside the chorus of the album’s opening track, ‘Bloom’ that is a cry out to feeling trapped. It’s a self-reflective track to a previous relationship and that tricky age of seventeen when you start to question your very being and begin to want more out of life. The penultimate track ‘Smoke’ effortlessly flows through into the fourth and final song, ‘October’ which in itself is a perfect song to end an album on as the guitars fade out, leaving the last remnants of a piano’s keys to draw everything to an end. They have already been featured on BBC Introducing early last month and with the slickness of their recent music video for ‘Smoke’, there is a sense of a real drive and effort to get this quintet band leaping forward into our everyday lives. From Primordial Records and Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios behind them, the sky is very attainable.

I really think you will be seeing and hearing more and more from The Young Hearts in the coming years so it would be a good idea to get in on the early stages, especially with their limited run of this album on vinyl.

There are still a few dates available to see them before the year is out during October and November, be sure not to miss them;

October 4th – The Brook, Southampton.
October 28th – Blue Lion Studios, Bournemouth.
November 11th – The Attic, Torquay.
November 12th – Fat Lip UK, Bristol.


Rich Broome
Rich Broome
I have blue eyes and like long walks along the beach... I'm an autodidactic freelance music photographer who likes writes reviews on the side! Feel free to leave any comments on my reviews! I'm into a wide range of music and love comedies like Spaced and Black Books. I have worked on P&O Cruises as a photographer and lab technician, which was a great way to travel!

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