Young Knives, the former Mercury Prize nominees with a string of top 40 singles to their name, have taken the DIY principle to extremes. This week the band – from glamourous Ashby-de-la-Zouch – release ‘Sick Octave’, a record created from found objects, second-hand kit bought from eBay and instrumentation built from scratch using a Maplin soldering set.
The album has already had rave reviews with NME giving it 8/10 and an ‘Album of the Week’ 4 star review from MOJO.
Young Knives – always fantastic to watch live – will take their customised synths, circuit boards and sheet metal on tour this week to reproduce the album in full and will be playing at The Joiners in Southampton this Saturday 9th November. Tickets are £10 in advance and can be purchased here.