Holy Youth Movement ( HYM ) are a 5 piece band hailing from Bristol, consisting of Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals. Their sound is a heavy mix of Rock n Roll and Electronica fuelled by Dance Floor Rhythms, driving Bass and a huge wall of Synthesizers and Guitar, all topped off with soaring anthemic Vocals and melodies.
Holy Youth Movement were formed from the ashes of The Shimmer Band. After the untimely demise of The Shimmer Band , the remaining band members with a few new additions starting rehearsing again in order to develop a new sound and way forward. Their love of Rock n Roll and bands like Primal Scream, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Stooges as well as being huge fans of Dance Music and artists like The Chemical Brothers & Underworld lead them to experiment with the task of combining those 2 genres.
After writing songs & developing their new sound they approached legendary Producer Jagz Kooner (who has worked with the likes of Primal Scream, Kasabian, Oasis as well as a host of Dance luminairies such as Andrew Weatherall, The Sabres Of Paradise & Soulwax ) to take care of production duties on all their songs. Jagz was instantly hooked after hearing the album demos and totally blown away when he saw the band in rehearsals. He commented that they were one of the best live bands he’d ever seen and said the music was the perfect amalgamation of what he best described as “Electronic Rock n Roll”.
So far H.Y.M have self funded and released 4 songs of which 2 have had sporadic plays on Radio X. John Kennedy made their last single ” Better Together” an Exposure Hot One on his show on Radio X as well. The huge potential of syncs for H.Y.M music was highlighted when Scotts Menswear used their debut single ” You Thought I Was Dead ( But Baby Im Just getting Started) ” on a viral social media campaign for their clothing range.
Having previously Supported Primal Scream (on their Maximum Rock n Roll tour) as well as The Dandy Warhols and The Utopiates plus a stunning performance at The Isle Of Wight Festival (where they were considered to be 1 of the high lights of the entire weekend) Holy Youth Movement shows are a jaw dropping live experience not to be missed!
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