Neighbourhood Youth emerged from 2017 as one of Melbourne's most talked about live bands, supporting the likes of Turnover (USA), British India and WAAX, as well as voyaging from Melbourne all the way to Darwin as part of the enormous Up The Guts tour. After spending the last month locked away in the studio, the band today return with 'Stay Safe', their first music for 2018.
Premiered on FBi Radio, 'Stay Safe' starts at a meditative attempt at contemplation before cascading into a fury of thought, brought to life by the band's rapid- fire rhythm section. Bassist and lyricist, Sam Nathan, describes the nature of the song as "finding peace with the realisation that some things are completely beyond your control", with that initial frustration perfectly executed by singer John Philip’s growling baritone.
Today the band also reveal the video for ‘Stay Safe’, shot by Nick Manuell at the Moreland Hotel in Brunswick, where Neighbourhood Youth was conceived. It displays them at their polarising, live best, with the venue providing one of the more interesting backdrops in the Northern suburbs.
Recorded and produced with Press Club's Greg Rietwyk as part of the band's upcoming, debut album, 'Stay Safe' yet again proves that Neighbourhood Youth can achieve an incredible amount in a short duration.
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