Following the release of their album 'International' via Sacred Bones earlier this year, Copenhagen trio Lust For Youth reveal a new video for album standout track 'Running' alongside the announcement of a European tour this autumn with a string of shows across the UK.
'International' dealt with the nature of travelling & touring, and the 'Running' video carries on this theme. Filmed on location in Tokyo & directed by members Hannes Norrvide, Loke Rahbek & Malthe Fischer, it explores the bright lights of life on the road with a bird's eye perspective of self-shot footage from the band.
To put it bluntly, Lust For Youth's 'International' is unrecognisable as a Lust For Youth record on first listen. Frontman Hannes Norrvide's previous solo albums under the Lust for Youth moniker have been described as "dark, cold, atonal, tormented, lonely, and lower than lo-fi." The approach on 'International' has shifted dramatically. Writing as a three-piece now, with longtime live collaborator Loke Rahbek and new band member Malthe Fischer, who produces and plays guitar, LFY have entered a completely new territory. The result is stunning. 'International' is a buoyant synth masterpiece in the vein of early Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Norrvide's work has always had pop sensibilities buried deep in the reverb, but the hooks are front and center on International, and there is nothing lo-fi about it.
International is Norrvide's magnum opus, and with Fischer's production and Rahbek's co-writing skills, the potential this band has always shown has been gloriously realised.
'International' is available on CD and LP (white vinyl in the UK and EU only), and the LP comes with a download remix EP featuring reworks of LFY tracks by Marshstepper, Silent Servant, TotalControl, Helm & Cult of Youth amongst others. The digital remix EP is available as a deluxe digital version of the album.
See Lust For Youth live:
9th Aug - Pumphuset, Copenhagen DK
12th Sep - Melkweg, Amsterdam NL
19th Sep - BAM Festival, Barcelona, ES
20th Sep - Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon PT
21st Sep - Maus Hábitos, Porto PT
23rd Sep - Broadcast, Glasgow UK
24th Sep - Alfie Birds, Birmingham UK
25th Sep - Bello Bar, Dublin IR
26th Sep - The 100 Club, London UK
27th Sep - Soup Kitchen, Manchester UK
28th Sep - Point FMR, Paris FR
30th Sep - 1988 Live Club, Rennes FR
2nd Oct - L'Embobineuse, Marseille FR
3rd Oct - VillaManuella, Madrid ES
4th Oct - Café Pompier, Bordeaux FR
8th Oct - Le Sonic, Lyon FR
9th Oct - OHIBò, Milan IT
10th Oct - Circolo degli Artisti, Rome IT
11th Oct - TBA, Padova IT
14th Oct - Het Bos, Antwerp BE
15th Oct - De Kreun, Kortrijk BE
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