Vancouver’s fast-rising, dream-pop quintet Youngblood is reimagining the live-music experience with their palpable, unapologetic, atmospheric vibe and performance. What started as a creative outlet for front-woman, Alexis Young, Youngblood has now received international recognition for their “simultaneously dreamy and vicious” sound led by powerhouse vocals and ethereal instrumentals. Crowds surrender to the Karen O-like frantic energy and Debbie Harry-esque magnetism.
Youngblood’s debut single, “Feel Alright” (2016), produced by DJ Sleepy Tom, peaked at no. 6 on the Spotify Viral Charts within a week of release, with the rest of the EP now approaching 1M streams. In 2017, Youngblood were the winners of the JUNO Master Class, as well as regional finalists in the CBC Searchlight competition. 2018 will see the release of the band’s new EP featuring 6 freshly minted tracks.
This world-class wrecking crew, which has shared bills with Bishop Briggs, Chromeo, Timber Timbre, and Black Mountain, as well as a sold-out Commodore Ballroom show with Mother Mother, was named a must-see band at Toronto’s Canadian Music Week, BreakOut West and Australian Music Week 2016, as well as playing festivals FOCUS Wales and The Great Escape (UK), Reeperbahn (Germany), and NH7 Dotin (India) among many others in 2017.