Review of Casino Twilight Dogs Album by Youth Group

Youth Group
Casino Twilight Dogs
Album Review

Youth Group Casino Twilight Dogs Album

Youth Group exploded onto the scene in 2005 with Skeleton Jar, and confirmed what Australia had known for a while now - that when it comes to melodic indie rock, there are few capable of putting together such an enjoyable album. If you're a fan of the kind of music dropped into the OC, ER and Scrubs, Youth Group are bang centre of the bullseye.

Like a more joyous Death Cab For Cutie, a more consistent Nada Surf, or a Cure 20 years on, Youth Group make intelligent, guitar-based jangly rock. Casino Twilight Dogs follows on wonderfully from Skeleton Jar, and may be the stronger, more consistent disc, with a great mix of slower and more upbeat songs - on many, it is difficult to stop imagining you've fallen in love - the anthemic Forever Young and Dead Zoo contrasting with Start Today Tomorrow's elegance and sheer gorgeousness. Do yourself a favour and dip in - this is as good as indie gets.


Mike Rea

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