Album Review: Blitz Kids – The Good Youth

The good youthBlitz Kids was originally formed in 2006 under the name of ‘Rig Up Expolsive’. Following a name change in 2009, with Matt Freer (Drums) joining three of the remaining original members  – Joe James (Vocals), Jono Yates and Nic Montgomery in 2012, the now quartet quickly gained popularity throughout 2013 and are currently leading the way for new British Rock bands in  2014.

Their new album release ‘The Good Youth’ witnesses their continued liaison with producer John Feldman (All Time Low, Panic At The Disco) and it is undoubtedly their most exciting release yet.

The album, containing a plethora of rock songs that will undoubtedly feature on commercials and tv montages as well as the obligatory anthemic contagious choruses  such as ‘Perfect’ and ‘Keep Swinging’ with lyrics that will be quoted by teens countrywide. Strong, impressive vocals from Joe James and strong rhythmic drumming from Matt Free feature throughout the album and even though there is the odd weaker track (the ballad ‘Long Road’) they do still manage to pull this off.

The new single ‘Sometimes’ is uplifting and hard-hitting and together with the other two single releases ’On My Own’ and ‘Run for Cover’ showcase their enthusiastic  pop-rock delivery . The band give us energy, captivating choruses, superb vocals and accomplished riffs. This album is infectious, will certainly not disappoint and will see them riding high throughout 2014 !

Written by: Lindsy Stott


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