Young Myths – Not Waiting

Young Myths are a new Manchester outfit with a beautifully direct sound, one that clearly bares resemblance to the shadowy, orchestral rock of Doves. It feels pretty refreshing actually to hear something that sounds so relentless, sparkling with motion/emotion.

Quite where they might fit into the current scene is interesting… I’m certainly not buying into the whole WU LYF mystery thing that John Robb tried to reference in this article. Debut track Not Waiting does hold a few answers though, found buried in the pounding drums and spectral landscapes is a noise reminiscent of Young British Artists (a band that never quite got the attention they deserved). With YBAs making their return imminently, it feels like the right time to be discovering a new guitar band with the same sense of ambition, romance and energy.

Phill Young