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A Stones Throw - Young Ones

Young Ones

Modern Grunge/Indie Rock


"A brilliant example of what AST are all about. They aren't a run of the mill indie band pedalling the same song reincarnated again and again. They are committed to redefining their sound with each release."



The artist


We have talked about AST before but just to recap; A Stones Throw are a three piece indie band from the great north (Ramsey). Specialising in in an upbeat yet sombre tone. Imagine if Johnny Marr (The Smiths) were to play with an Arctic monkeys twang while Kurt Cobain wrote all the vocal melodies… Boom, it’s A Stones Throw



The song


Young Ones begins with a solitary acoustic guitar and the line "the world don't stop for no one" sung in a style that is reminiscent of Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam). A clean and dry guitar adds some flourishes as you crash into the fleshed out verse. A decisive beat instructs you to get moving. A more complex bridge takes you over the hill to a clean and simple riff that slots in perfectly.

That melodic bridge takes over once more and then a beefed up riffs slaps your face (it's a good thing, trust me). You are then treated to a brilliant wah jam that I am f*cking dying to see live.



The verdict


Young Ones is something of a hybrid beteen The Vaccines and Pearl Jam. A brilliant example of what AST are all about. They aren't a run of the mill indie band pedalling the same song reincarnated again and again. They are committed to redefining their sound with each release. Big big fan of these boys.



If you like...


If you like the sound of a grunge tinged sound blended with a britpop message delivered in a modern indie package then boy is this for you. Picture The Vaccines trying to write an Oasis song with Eddie Vedder on vocals and then an all out jam at the end.




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