London Shoreditch Old Blue Last
May 8th 2010
Although it was really weird to be in such a 'trendy' venue for a great gig, the bands were awesome, even if there were too many bobble hats and 'taches around (and I'm just talking about Sauna Youth. Way-oh!!!) Joking aside, these guys are Rich and Lindsay from The Steal (the other half going on to form Pacer), joined by Rezza of The Cut Ups and some dude (sorry!) on bass. Anyway, they're pretty damn awesome live as you can see. This was my first time seeing them and Rich makes the most of not playing an instrument in Sauna Youth by, well, getting involved. Expect the unexpected! Influenced by the likes of the Ramones, the Buzzcocks and Swell Maps, it's an arty garage punk party.
This song is the opening track from the band's first 7", 'Youth', that you can order from the band (see the details on their MySpace).