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The Young Playthings

This second album, darker and more playful in equal measure, sees them brimming with song-writing self-assurance.

The Young Playthings In Cargo Collective June 09

Miwsig Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Blasting their way to glory with the most poetic of punk sentiments'

The Downloader Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A sublime debut record'

Tangents Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Contemporary guitar rock music doesn't get any better than this'

Drowned In Sound Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Welcome to a harmony-led paradise...' - 8/10

AU Magazine Review 'Who Invented Love'

'One of the finest, self-assured debuts you're likely to hear this year. Get ready to fall in love'

AU Magazine Review 'Who Invented Love'

'They sound like The Ramones gatecrashing the prom scene in Grease'

Playlouder Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Perfectly walks the line between sexiness and innocence' - 4/5

Comfort Comes Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Brilliant and refreshing' - 8/10

Boomkat Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Sounds like the kind of raw American songcraft of Paul Westerberg'

Tangents Review 'Who invented Love?'

'There is something so magically perfect in those songs'

Music News Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A debut album Paul Westerburg would be proud of'

Sweeping The Nation Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Weezer, Superchunk-esque power-pop outfit reimagining a David Lynch soundtrack'

No Rock And Roll Fun Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'A David Lynch soundtrack for a film even he might be a little scared of'

Road Records Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'The real emphasis of the album is pure fun'

Obscure Sound Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'The Young Playthings delivered an interesting live set by dressing up in pink trucker hats and reading erotic fiction to a crowd of sexually anxious teenagers. Even with their shocking on-stage antics and their emphatic personalities, The Young Playthings are churning out some very solid music.'

AU magazine Talk To TYPT About 'Who Invented Love?'

"Everyone who has ever been in love helped invent it" - Bateman

Corporate Anthems Review 'Who Invented Love'

'Playful and/or bruised Weezer/Superchunk power pop'

Sound Of The Suburbs Review 'Who Invented Love?'

'Anyone know who invented love? They have a hell of a lot to answer for!'

Culture Deluxe Live Review Of The Young Playthings

'Think We Are Scientists only better'

Music News Interview The Young Playthings

'Theres a lot of man-love in this band'

Music News Review 'Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Yr So Fit edges them close to new favourite band category' - 5/5

Jukebox Review ' Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Sunny, optimistic, romantic'

The Downloader On The Young Playthings

'Sun-scorched power pop that drips with the sass of teenage abandon'

TYPT's Bateman Talks To Play Louder

'My favourite bands have always been those who reach for things beyond their means...' - Bateman

The Venue Magazine On The Young Playthings

'A frat-boy version of the Ramones after extra guitar lessons,all spindly energy, self-deprecation, woo-hoo choruses and sensible knitwear'

Comfort Comes Interviews The Young Playthings

Backlash Review 'Yr So Fit (For Me)'

'Full of fun and humour yet brimming with wisdom and pathos'

Extra-sensory-promotion Review The Young Playthings Live

"Innovative writing and great stage presence"

The Downloader Review 'She's A Rebel'

'Why doesn't pop music sound like this anymore?'

Music News Review 'She's A Rebel'

"The Young Playthings have unleashed a cracker"

Comfort Zones Reviews 'She's A Rebel'

"It brings us back to the glory days of indie"

Airwaves Back Review The Youg Playthings

'...These guys sound like they're out to have a good time..."

Kiss Just For Practice With The Young Playthings.

"...Featuring different women through history who have been considered "rebels" in some form or other..."

Artrocker Reviews The Young Playthings' 'Shes a Rebel'

An ear for a tune accompanied by profound observations

Filter Mini UK Review The Young Playthings' 'Love U Like That'

Brilliant music to prolong the summer

Artrocker Reviews The Young Playthings Single "Love U Like That"

"Single of the year so far, no joke, no doubt"

Sheer Music Review The Young Playthings Live

"Hilarious lyrics and a warm crowd connection"

Neon Promotions Review The Young Playthings Live

Catchy, quirky and ever so musical

Artrocker Reviews The Young Playthings Live

Weezer-ish anthems and Fugazi's darkest, most romantic moments.

Rhythm & Drummer Magazine Review Who Invented Love?

'They jangle, they've got sharp, funny lyrics, they've got infectious hooks, and they met at University. Bingo.' - 3/5

The Moles Club Review The Young Playthings Live

Watch the way they hit those G strings!

Do Something Pretty Reviews Who Invented Love?

"This Canterbury formed band have made a demo of seven-tracks and over 35 minutes long, and to be honest, it's better then most of the albums I've bought in the past year."

'The Young Playthings Were Exactly What Was Needed' -Mike Shaw

Singing in the rain