Youth Mass are a four piece indie outfit who formed in 2010 from Trim in Ireland. To date they have released one EP Misanthropy and one free download Tony Don’t You Worry to critical acclaim (receiving much coveted stamps of approval from influential DJ’s such as Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio), Dan Hegarty (2fm), Paul McCloone (Today FM), Cathal Funge (Phantom FM), John Barker (98FM) and found themselves playlisted with Swedish giants Gimme Indie.
Having ended 2011 on a high, supporting the likes of The Naked and Famous in the Olympia Theatre and playing the prestigious Irish Festival: Hard Working Class Heroes, Youth Mass are kicking off 2012 with the release of their debut single Wide Eyes on the 06th January. The single, which will be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody and Spotify, will precede the debut album, due out later in 2012, which is currently being recorded with Shane Cullen. K9 Studio, Dublin.
2012 will also see the boys’ first venture into Hollywood, with Tony Don’t You Worry featuring in upcoming Motion Picture Playback, starring Christian Slater.
Youth Mass are:
Darren Mullarkey – Vocals/ Guitar,
Neil Nevins – Guitar,
Barry Mullarkey – Bass,
Willy Gray – Drums
Press for Youth Mass:
‘(Tony Don’t You Worry is) Is a piece of lo fi loveliness and a gem of a track, you’ll uncover a gorgeous sonorous melody and some fabulously warpy guitar, wonderfully weird stuff’ Celina Murphy - Hotpress Magazine
“gorgeous, with earnest, beautifully written lyrics that are perfectly underscored by strong vocals and cinematic, elaborately developed guitar work and narratively styled instrumentals. I think it's safe to say we're completely sold on Youth Mass’ whatstheruckus.com
‘I’m getting a certain excited feeling in my gut, post post rock to take your breath away’ mp3hugger
‘Reminds me of the higher end indie tunes I loved when I first started going to gigs’ Harmless Noise
‘I adore the rock music Youth Mass make, with recent single 'Tony Don't You Worry', I'm kind of reminded of 'The Unforgettable Fire' era U2. Only miles better of course.’ 2uibestow Blog
'Youth Mass can make good pop songs which have dirty guitars and screaming vocals, it's when the tempo slows down however on Misanthropy that Youth Mass resemble more than just a garage punk band' - State.ie
'a clever, modern band with an incredible act for writing anthems with huge choruses that belong in arenas, all done with acute precision from a tight as hell act' ON-V Magazine
'a rough diamond... definitely ones to watch, they really will shine' - Hotpress Magazine
'outstanding, every now and then there is a musical revolution in Meath, this is Youth Mass' time, their magnificent brand of rock and riot is sure to impress the most critical musical reviewer' - Meath Chronicle