Photo: Jeppe Berg
Yung started out when Danish musician Mikkel Holm Silkjær began to home-record the songs he was writing that he didn’t think would work for any of the bands he played with. Silkjær worked on Yung on his own for a few years before eventually deciding to bring the project overground, with the help of Frederik Nybo Veile (drums), Tobias Guldborg Tarp (bass), and Emil Zethsen (guitar). They’ve since worked their way through various releases and now they’ve just released a brand new EP.
The EP is entitled These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores, which sounds like it could easily have been a line written by Morrissey. It’s six tracks of the shinier side of post-punk. ‘Blue Uniforms’ combines chiming riffs with a steady chugging rhythm line before devolving into squall and fuzz. ‘Not A Shelter’ barrels along, the most directly melodic song on the record. And the EP closes with the best track, the slow-tempo, stripped back melancholy of ‘Too Good For You’. These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores is out now on Tough Love Records.