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SAUNA YOUTH - 'The Bridge' 7"

by Sauna Youth

£4.00

Artist: Sauna Youth
Title: The Bridge

Label: Upset The Rhythm
Catalogue Number: UTR079
Genre: Punk
Formats: 7” / DIGITAL

Running Time: 7 mins
Release Date: January 15th

Track listing:

Side A
01. The Bridge

Side B
02. Blurry Images

Packaging: White reverse board
Vinyl colour: Transparent vinyl
Rpm: 45rpm

Quantities: 500 x 7”s

Sauna Youth are an evolving band of future humans making truly irregular punk, not quite comparable to anything else. 'Weird' is a meaningless platitude, and 'art punk' is a classifier that shouldn't be required. This last year has been an amazing time for the band, seeing them release their widely applauded ‘Distractions’ album, a split record with their sister band Monotony, embarking on several tours, radio sessions and even appearing on Marc Riley’s ‘All Shook Up’ TV show for BBC iPlayer.

To celebrate all of this we're releasing one more 7” and video from the album. ‘The Bridge’ is taken from 'Distractions' and accompanied with an exclusive brand new song called ‘Blurry Images’ on the flipside.

Beginning and ending in squalling feedback ‘The Bridge’ is the song that rings longest in your head when listening to ‘Distractions’, it’s full of the desire to set yourself apart, to connect and hold fast. “I am the source of the overflow, a torn neck, an effervescent glow, I am the route to the heart of it” sing Ecke and Boon in everyman unison. It’s keen and brisk, tireless and smart as a whip. ‘Blurry Images’ prefers to jog on the spot, its drumbeat and bassline pinned down by throbbing keyboard jabs. “Ancient warning, or invitation, what’s it look like to you?” question the vocals, drawing the song into focus before upping the contrast. It’s a tour de force and a fitting home for one of the most unhinged guitar solos the band have committed to tape so far.