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The Underground Youth Share Video For “Letter From A Young Lover” + Announce Tour Dates

March 24, 2021
Photo credit: Joe Dilworth

The Underground Youth
share video for
“Letter From A Young Lover”

New album The Falling out now

Announce 30-date EU/UK album tour
for Autumn 2021

Arriving off the back of their newly-released tenth album The Falling, The Underground Youth are today sharing a new video for”Letter From A Young Lover”and announcing a UK and Europe tour for later this year.

Released earlier this month on Fuzz Club Records, the highly-praised new album from the Manchester-born, Berlin-based group led by Craig Dyer sees The Underground Youth trade their usual visceral post-punk for a stripped-back sound that, instead, enters the world of shadowy, romantic folk-noir. 

A startling effort from The Underground Youth, they understand the importance to bring drama into their powerful and far-reaching creations. Their latest single will wreak havoc on your senses, portraying a deep story through their lyrics which will stir up your emotions. Utterly spellbinding.

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“Letter From A Young Lover” is The Falling’s hauntingly-beautiful closing track. Soft, desolate piano and Dyer’s melancholy baritone guide the track above a cinematic backdrop of creaking strings and the ringing bells of Berlin’s St. Bartholomew Church. Dyer says of the track: “It’s rare I sit at a piano to write a song but this one came out in that way. Lyrically the idea is quite light, the idea of writing a letter to a young version of myself, naive and yet to understand or appreciate love. The music is the complete opposite, dark and dramatic. The clash of mood and context seems to make the song even more powerful.”

As “Letter From A Young Lover” shows, The Falling diverts from the band’s previous post-punk intensity and introduces a more cinematic musical landscape shaped by acoustic guitars, piano, accordion and a heavy presence of violin and string arrangements. Lyrically, Dyer says, “this album finds me at my most honest and autobiographical. I still shroud the reality of what I have written within something of a fictional setting but the honesty and the romance that shines throughout the record is more sincere than it has been in my previous work. The idea was to strip back the band to allow for lyrical breathing space.”

With ten full-lengths now behind them since their formation in 2008, The Underground Youth has acquired a dedicated, cult-like global following. Off the back of their last album, 2019’s Montage Images of Lust & Fear, The Underground Youth set off on a 50+ date European tour, their first run of shows around Asia and were also in the middle of their first USA/Canada tour when Covid-19 hit, sadly cutting it short. With a new album out, the band will hit the road once again with a 30+ run of dates across the UK and Europe. Tickets are available here.

02/09 – Berlin (DE) – Hole 44*
03/09 – Hamburg (DE) – Hafenklang*
04/09 – Copenhagen (DK) – Loppen*
07/09 – Stockholm (SE) – Hus7*
08/09 – Malmö (SE) – Inkonst*
09/09 – Odense (DK) – Posten*
10/09 – Hannover (DE) – Glocksee*
11/09 – Köln (DE) – Blue Shell*
13/09 – Bristol (UK) – The Lanes*
14/09 – Manchester (UK) – Night & Day *
15/09 – Birmingham (UK) – The Night Owl*
16/09 – London (UK) – Peckham Audio*

17/09 – Lille (FR) – Strawberry Festival*
18/09 – Paris (FR) – Petit Bain*
19/09 – Angers (FR) – Jokers Pub*
23/09 – Bordeaux (FR) – Venue TBA*
24/09 – Barcelona (ES) – Sala Upload*
25/09 – Madrid (ES) – Wurlitzer Ballroom*
28/09 – Colmar (FR) – Grillen*
30/09 – Munich (DE) – Milla*
01/10 – Dresden (DE) – Ostpol*
02/10 – Halle (DE) – Hühnermanhattan*
26/10 – Brno (CZ) – Kabinet Muz +
27/10 – Salzburg (AT) – Rockhause +
29/10 – Bratislava (SK) – Kulturák Klub
30/10 – Klagenfurt (AT) – Mammut Club +
31/10 – Vienna (AT) – Arena +
01/11 – Prague (CZ) – Underdogs +
03/11 – Wroclaw (PL) – Dk Luksus +
04/11 – Gdansk (PL) – Drizzly Grizzy +
* w/ support from The Vacant Lots

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