- Purchase any product from the Music Store sold by Amazon.co.uk and receive £1 to use on any music download in our MP3 Store. UK customers only. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
This is riff-heavy road music, rawer than the Darkness's debut, but hewn from the same rock (and with a bit more Angus Young to temper the Brian May sound--"Over and Over" even borrows a bit of Young's "TNT"). The addition of second vocalist Jennifer Stephen is a nice touch, tempering the boys' club aspects of a sweaty rock band with a dash of classic girl-group style; the fact that she looks like a Hooters waitress doesn't hurt the band's image, either. Mouthful of Love is everything a rock & roll album should be: sexy, threatening, full of bravado and totally danceable. --Robert Burrow
For their first album YHA really have pulled out all the stops because this really is one hell of a rock'n'roll roller coaster of an album. YHA hail from Texas and when listening to their album you really do get the feel that effortless Texan swagger.
One of the things that makes YHA so unique is that they have both a male and female vocalist. Instead of one singing half the songs and the other the other half, they take turns within most of the songs. Almost as if they are competing all the way through the song to see who can make the best rock and roll screeches. The end result is barrages of ferocious all-out rock songs such as "Over and Over" and "Starlite" which are quite simply brilliant.
Although the singles such as Tommy shots and Mouthful of love give the impression YHA is just a full out rock as hard as you can band. They also make sure you know they can kick back and slow it right down through songs such as the superb Mary Jane. Hopefully YHA will be around for a long time to come as they are exactly the kick up the back side rock and roll so badly needs. They have certainly set the benchmark high for their next album to live up to, but with what seems to be such an effortless and cracking album I believe they will.
If you like The Datsuns, The Darkness or Jet's debut efforts you will love this.
The album is a breath of fresh air. Clearly the band have listened to AC/DC once or twice, but that's no bad thing and this stuff sits pretty comfortably with the best that the Angus et al have to offer. There are one or two tracks that are not as good as the others but when the album as a whole is so good then that's a minor point.
I've listened to rock n' roll of the harder variety for about 25 years and you know when a band is a cut above the average. This lot has stardom written all over them. If you could buy shares in bands I'd put my house on them.
With the current vogue for guitar rock, YHA may do pretty well, but in any event this album is worth a spin.
Something that is worth noting is that the CD clocks in at a meagre 34 minutes .
If you want a modern up to date encapsulation of the quintessential essence of rock - This is it! Seminal influences can be recognised and if you know your Rock Pantheon you will pick up the cheeky little musical references. However, they just serve to inseminate the ova of Young Heart Attack's own original creativity. It is developed and incarnated and Young Heart Attack's music springs like a torrent of freshly spawned piranha instantly devouring any apathy or lassitude your soul may harbour.
This band deserve to make it big.
See them live for the Real Deal!!
If you like The Datsuns with a bit of added AC/DC for good effect, stop, click and... Read more
imagine the datsuns, ACDC, KISS...basically a proper old school metal band and youre somewhere there. Read more