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  • Vinyl (4 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: GADZOOK
  • ASIN: B00EZT3LF8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 12345
2. Owls of Athens
3. We Could Be Blood
4. All Tied Up
5. White Sands
6. Something Awful
7. Preset Columns/ Default Comets
8. Bella Bella
9. Marble Maze
10. Green Island Red Raw
11. Score
12. Bed Warmer
13. Maureen

Product Description

Young Knives are Henry Dartnall (me), The House Of Lords and Oliver Askew. Im the big cheese in the band. I write a lot of the songs, play guitar and sing. The House Of Lords is my brother, and he plays bass and keys and sings a lot. He has a cool stage name, so fickle people tend to think he is the best in the band. Ollie plays drums and sings. Our first album Voices of Animals and Men was really popular! We had three singles entering the UK Top 40 and the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2007. In 2008 we released Superabundance, we got a couple of Top 40 singles and the album included our most synched track Turn Tail; something to do with the big string section, I reckon. Then we decided very much that we needed to get away from major label pressures as it just didnt suit our temperament, and although it may have been a nave move, we decided to start our own label, Gadzk. In 2011 we released our third album Ornaments from the Silver Arcade, and this felt like the last record in a trilogy. This record has some of our favourite songs to play live, like Vision In Rags and Woman. Sick Octave has been a new start for us. It has definitely been the most fun record weve ever made. We almost didnt make it a Young Knives record as it feels so different from what went before. But that would be a lie; it is totally a Young Knives record.

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By Dawbo on 9 Feb. 2015
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I have a lot of time for this band, and as this is album number 5 from them I had a feeling I would need to use my positive feelings from the past to describe this as a good album. I could not have been more wrong. This is inventive, tuneful and genuine quality. It is one of those rare treasures in our high speed society...a grower. My favourite albums of the last 30 years have all crept up on me and gotten under my skin. Let this album creep up on you and you will not be sorry. Fantastic.
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Very different to previous material, some great reviews on here already but Imjust wanted to add to the weight of opinion. A fairly formulaic Indie band expanding the horizons in an ear-catching way.

Stand out: Owls of Athens, White Sands, Maureen
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Amazingly enough I'd never heard of Young Knives before a couple of weeks ago when I saw them open for The Flaming Lips in Edinburgh! I was impressed enough with their live performance, which was intense coupled with some songs which I really got into straight away so I thought I'd check out their album and I can't say that I'm disapointed at all, in fact since getting it Sick Octave has pretty much been on constant.

After the intro of 12345 the second track kicks in, ferociously, an electro groove drives the stunning Owls of Athens - a song which demands attention and screams to be played loud, very loud. The next track, We Could Be Blood is a masterpiece, opening delicately after the pounding Owls of Athens, sees the track build and build with some very clever wordplay by Henry. All Tied Up follows, another brilliant track with a catchy chorus which resembles early Pavement in the way the discordiant music hides a very catchy melody which gets in your head. White Sands follows, the opening line "What's that sound? Got to have some!", sums up how infectious this song is, really this is a five star album very lo-fi in recording but so catchy that it may be one of the best albums released and deserves to be listened to by anyone who claims to like music. Anyway, enough rambling on with the review, Something Awful follows next, a very dark track, which is claustrophobic in feel, a menancing violence as the victim becomes the aggressor after being pushed too far, possibly the albums stand out track, of which there are many to choose from. The ambient Preset Columns/Default Comets follows offering a reprieve from the darkness of Something Awful but still a subtle menance underlies the pretty ambience Young Knives have created.
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By Sherryist on 10 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
This album is one of the best albums I've heard in a long while. Since it's not in iTunes, I wanted to give credit where it's due. Buy this album, you won't regret it.
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By upleesJ on 19 Feb. 2014
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Just brilliant, best album I've bought in a while. Thouroughly recommended to anyone wanting something interesting to listen to and enjoy.
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By J. Bloss on 17 Jan. 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I nearly lost faith in TYK after the dreadful Ornaments... album which I felt failed to capture the spirit or inventiveness of this band.Thankfully I stuck with them and am glad I did as this is a return to form.If you liked the first two albums you will like this. Not sure about availability of formats though unless the first run of CDs has sold out as it's showing as unavailable until April 2014 but I bought a copy in 2013.So CD copies may be available elsewhere....
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