"Like all your favourite indie bands rolled into one. Think The Strokes meet Wolf Alice, and you're halfway there" – NME.
From Liverpool, Paris Youth Foundation is singer and guitarist Kevin Potter, guitarists Tom Morris Jones & Jamie Hives, bassist Paul Bates and drummer Jonny Alderton.
For Paris Youth Foundation, starting a band was a nought to sixty ascent they can still hardly believe. Uploading first song If You Wanna to Soundcloud, a fortnight later the band found themselves playing their first show at Reading Festival. A week later, Paris Youth Foundation were being played next to Rihanna on daytime Radio 1 as the BBC Introducing act on the Radio 1 playlist.
Since their debut play by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, the band has been championed by Phil Taggart, Steve Lamacq, BBC Introducing, Abbie McCarthy, Alice Levine and John Kennedy. The band has gone on to play all the major new music festivals including Hit The North, Live At Leeds, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City. They’ve not stopped throughout 2017, touring alongside Transgressive trio Blaenavon. Brighton’s indie rockers The Magic Gang, and hotly tipped grunge rockers INHEAVEN.
Following on from singles ‘Lost Cause and ‘Missing the Mark’, new track London juxtaposes a dark and despondent yearning love with an upbeat song structure that loops and woops it’s way through choruses with flourishing abandon. Potter’s lyrics yet again unveil a deep romanticism and vulnerability, a secret emotional weapon hidden behind bouncing melody and giving Paris Youth Foundation’s songs graspable depth and colour.
The band will be releasing the IYEARA remix of London on 19th Jan on Kissability label.
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