I Thought I Understood by The Underground Youth

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The Underground Youth, a band originally from Manchester but now based in Berlin, have revealed details about their upcoming eleventh studio album titled Nostalgia's Glass, set to be released on August 18th, 2023 via Fuzz Club. They have also released the first single from the album.

I Thought I Understood showcases a catchy and relaxed post-punk sound, providing a good taste of what to expect from the full album. The single is released alongside a video directed by Parker Love Bowling.

Band-founder Craig Dyer comments on the upcoming record: “‘Nostalgia’s Glass’ looks back at the music of The Underground Youth, forming new songs in a style reminiscent of the band's past, whilst lyrically condemning the nostalgia that the album is itself guilty of. ’I Thought I Understood’ was the first track for the album that I wrote following the above mentioned objective to write about nostalgia, in this song's case an unhealthy obsession with the past.”

Expanding on the album’s themes, Dyer describes: “When faced with making the eleventh record of your musical projects career, you think long and hard about the direction you wish to take. Do you look at what is currently popular and aim to carve out a space for yourself in the modern music which you currently enjoy, or do you look back at the foundations upon which your band has built its name and fanbase? This nostalgic sense of looking over one's shoulder to the past ended up influencing both the musical style of this new record and the subject matter of each track.

“The aim became to create a collection of songs that paid homage to our back catalogue, whilst implementing all that had been learnt along the way. I attempted to dissect not only the positive but the negative elements of nostalgia, primarily the romanticisation of the past, be it the politics of a country, the controversial legacies of film and musical icons or the sentimental idealisation of long dead toxic relationships.”

The Underground Youth

Fuzz Club

Band photo by Victor Puigcerver
Video by Parker Love Bowling

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