TUNE Young Knives - Sheep Tick
Young Knives release new single 'Sheep Tick' via Republic of Music on 29th May, taken from forthcoming album 'Barbarians' (out 4th September).
Young Knives (brothers Henry Dartnall and The House of Lords) announce their fifth album, and first full-length in seven years. 'Barbarians' is a leap into both sonic and thematic experimentation by a band who love to confuse and entertain in equal measure.
Written, recorded and mixed by Young Knives in their studio near Oxford, Henry says “We've broken down all the barriers to creativity and made the most cathartic and noisy album of our career".
“I read 'Straw Dogs' after having put it off for years because of the hype. It's something you can't un-read. Its key point is that no matter what scientific progress we have made, what advances we have made in our understanding of how the universe works, we have not become better humans, we are no less barbaric. We are obsessed with self and social improvement, but we don't get any better as human beings. What if cruelty to others is just part of who we are? How do we live with that?”
In lead single 'Sheep Tick' these questions are confronted head-on. Henry's first lyric, “Cruelty, I let you back in/ I'm wondering why” sets the tone for an unsettling listen.
Young Knives will play Colours London on 25th September.