THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH!
KILLING JOKE bassist YOUTH has announced his debut solo album and live dates.
With a career spanning 45 years as musician, producer, remixer, DJ and more, the man born Martin Glover decided it was high time to make a solo album.
Spinning Wheel is set for release in March through his own Youth Sounds imprint via Cadiz Music. It’s preceded by the single ‘Sha La Laa I Love You’.
Youth’s career began with ’77 punk band Rage and continued with a stint in John Lydon’s brother Jimmy’s band 4″ be 2. From there he joined Killing Joke, followed by dub-funkers Brilliant before exploring remixing and production, going on to work with acts as diverese as The Verve, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.
As befits an artist with such a storied career, his debut album draws on an eclectic array of influences. “Everything from Nick Drake to Led Zeppelin, through a lens of Fairport tripping out with the Velvet Underground with a couple of Beach Boys, all the way to Cohen and Rodriguez, via Jim O Rourke, jamming with Fred Neil and Bert Janch and Michael Rother,” he explains. “Towards the middle of the recordings I decided to remix all the songs with an electronic tech direction and it felt liberating to reimagine them in a more experimental electronic way”.
Spinning Wheel is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl here.
To coincide with the release Youth will be playing a handful of intimate shows around London. Catch him at…
Mar 8th – The Troubadour, Earls Court SW5
Mar 9th – Easycome, The Old Dispensary, Camberwell Green SE5
Mar 10th – Rough Trade West, Portobello W11
Mar 11th – The Book And Record Bar, West Norwood SE27