The Alt-Rck Band YOUTH IN REVOLT Discuss Their Recently Released Debut Album, Their Latest Tour and More!
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
Youth In Revolt released their debut album, “The Broken”, on February 17th via Outerloop Records. Their first single was “Don’t Wait For Me”and is an ultra-catchy and dynamic medley of rock sensibilities, with a heartfelt message to be sent back home from the road. Check out “Don’t Wait For Me” here: https://youtu.be/xBA3alBnUoQ
Youth in Revolt is a five-piece rock band hailing from New Jersey with musical similarities to bands such as Sleeping With Sirens and Of Mice and Men. With sinister riffs, heavy breakdowns, and an array of catchy choruses, Youth In Revolt’s sound is nothing to be considered forgettable. After adding former Brightwell members Tanner Allen (vocals) and Arvin Sarathy (drums) to an impressive lineup with original members Kenny Torres (Vocals, Bass), Alex Ramos (Guitar), and Chris Coletti (Guitar), Youth in Revolt are in their biggest year yet. The band released the first piece of music with the new lineup, a cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Something in the Way You Move“on September 21st, to great acclaim. The band most notably broke into the scene touring alongside acts such as Capture the Crown, Ice Nine Kills, Palisades, and more. Following the debut of their cover of Lorde’s popular track, “Royals,” featured on Pop Goes Punk Vol. 6 and touring the Vans Warped Tour supporting their EP Love is a Liar’s Game in 2015, Youth in Revolt have gained a dedicated following that has highly anticipated the band’s next move.
Learn more about Youth In Revolt in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What are some words you would use to describe 2016? What were some of the highlights for the band? What are you all most excited about for 2017?
No problem, thanks for having us! I’d have to say the #1 highlight would be recording our record! Also getting together for the first time with this new line-up and playing at Webster Hall in NYC was great! as far as 2017 goes, we’re just excited to stay on the road and write new music!
How did Youth In Revolt first form? How did you come up with your band name? What other names were you considering?
I’m one of the new members so I can only give you the condensed version! From my understanding, they were all friends and, originally, were a heavy band with Kenny as the front-man, then they found the former singer True and switched to more of a rock sound.
The band name was made by the original drummer Devon, but it fits our demeanor and what we’re going for so we kept it! I don’t think they were ever considering anything else.
How have the band dynamics changed since you had a line-up change?
Without going into too much detail and talking bad about anybody, they had a lot of “behind the scenes” issues. Now it’s all smiles and immature jokes literally every day. So I think the biggest change is that we all love each other.
In February, you released your album, “The Broken.” What was it like putting this collection together? How long did it take to make it?
In total it took about 2-3 months! Not counting writing which took much longer. We hit the studio with about 30 pre-production ideas, and that took about 6 months to come up with.
What was the inspiration for your current single, “Don’t Wait For Me”?
That song is mostly about the touring lifestyle and how its tough to maintain relationships while you’re away so often. We love doing this but we miss our friends and family every single day.
The tour was great! It was so nice to finally put all of our work for the past year in motion. We played the new Masquerade in Atlanta so that was cool. The old one was one of my favorite venues, so it was nice to see that the new one is just as cool! Like in the song “Don’t Wait For Me”, I think the hardest part is missing your loved ones. It’s great to travel and do what we love and I don’t think that any of us would trade that for the world, but we miss our girlfriends and our hometown friends and family all the time.
Who are you all listening to these days? What artists have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
Circa Survive is my #1 favorite band, so i’d say working with Anthony Green would be an absolute dream come true. I’ve listen to a lot of indie and pop! Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Foreign Air, new Ed Sheeran, Halsey, Conditions, and PVRIS. It changes just about every week though.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music? What do you hope is the message of your songs?
We want people to find strength in numbers and realize that no matter what you’re feeling, you have people on your side. Thats essentially the concept of this whole record!
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourselves and your music?
Just that we appreciate your support and we hope that you enjoy “The Broken”!!!