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The Young Playthings

Articulate, alt-pop/country trio from London. The Young Playthings are a three-piece indie rock band from Oxford, England. Formed in 2005, the band consists of singer/guitarist, Bateman , singer/bassist, Jors truly and drummer, Tibor Beetles. Stylistically, the band fall somewhere between the power pop of the Cribs and Elvis Costello, while Bateman’s mixture of straight vocals and falsetto gives them a unique sound among their peers. The band recorded their debut album, ‘Who Invented Love’, with producer Andy Dragazis and released it in 2007 on Smalltown America Records. Their second album, ‘Back to the Future’, was released in 2009.

Discography

  • The Young Playthings - Back To The Future

    The Young Playthings
    Back To The Future

    Tracklisting

    Bateman
    Y Don't U Like Me
    Kiss Yr Voice
    The Valves And The Pumps
    All About Urgyan Mueller
    Tristan Da Cuncha
    Going Out Staying Out
    I Believe In Staying Around
    Like Yr Name In My Blackberry
    Some Badness Goes On

    Catalog

    STA058

    Release Date

    06 Jul 2009
  • The Young Playthings - Hot Sex!

    The Young Playthings
    Hot Sex!

    Tracklisting

    Kimberly Renee
    Hot Sex With The Girl I Love
    View From The Balcony
    Maybe I'll Meet You When I'm Famous

    Catalog

    STA042

    Release Date

    14 Feb 2008
  • The Young Playthings - Love U Like That

    The Young Playthings
    Love U Like That

    Tracklisting

    Love U Like That
    Tune
    Do You Wanna?

    Description

    "Love U Like That" is a collection of riffs that could get Thin Lizzy drooling and shatter Test Icicles' claim to be the mosh spinsters, their power-pop melodies (and guitar solos J Mascis would be proud of) carry this song to its buoyant, crunch guitar conclusion. This is the first unabashed summer feel-good song that isn't afraid to have clever lyrics amidst it's playful reverie.

    The B-side "Tune" wins the prize for best B-Side ever just for the lyric "In the bathroom/The toiletries are few/And none of these pubes/Belong to you." It's a further demonstration of a band with an unmatched ability to observe life's little nuances and wedge them between your brain wrinkles with their impossibly infectious guitar music. With songs and guitar riffs more devestating than the XFM Top 20 combined, and a sleeve made of their own advertisment in a lonely-hearts column, this whole package reeks of single of the year so far, no joke, no doubt.


    Catalog

    STA027

    Release Date

    17 Sep 2005
  • The Young Playthings - She's A Rebel

    The Young Playthings
    She's A Rebel

    Tracklisting

    She's A Rebel
    Stretch Your Arms Out To The Dutch
    You're The One

    Catalog

    STA031

    Release Date

    05 Dec 2005
  • The Young Playthings - Who Invented Love?

    The Young Playthings
    Who Invented Love?

    Tracklisting

    Kimberly Renee
    Hot Sex With A Girl I Love
    So Good So Bad So Good
    She's A Rebel
    Just A Fool
    Tune
    Cold Cold Heart
    Last Night In Los Angeles
    Ship Shapes
    The American West
    Never Let You Go

    Description

    Aided and abetted by producer Andy Dragazis (The Pipettes, Blue States), the fiercely DIY ethos that fuelled TYPs' first 3 singles has been refined and expanded upon to create an album that crackles and bursts with a hyperactive youthful enthusiasm for love and life that's reassuringly tempered by a world-weary spirit of adventure that yearns for the safety of home.


    Catalog

    STA036

    Release Date

    14 May 2007
  • The Young Playthings - Yr So Fit (For Me)

    The Young Playthings
    Yr So Fit (For Me)

    Tracklisting

    Yr So Fit For Me
    Cold Cold Heart
    Life Is Great

    Catalog

    STA034

    Release Date

    12 Jun 2006

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