Manchester’s The Underground Youth is the solo project of Craig Dyer. A strong believer in DIY ethos, Dyer writes and records all of the music himself, and his creative process dines heavily on experimentation and the influence of literature, cinema and poetry. The process is clearly fruitful boasting a discography of seven LP’s and 3 EP’s, each delving into different sonic terrains within the psych landscape through psychedelia, shoegaze, blues and post-punk.
In 2012, after signing to Fuzz Club, The Underground Youth fleshed out to a full band including Dyer’s wife and celebrated artist Olya Dyer on drums, Frankie Frankie of Fuzz Club’s Throw Down Bones on guitar, and Max James – whose past experience includes Johnny Marr’s live band – on bass.
Since then the group have been touring relentlessly, playing sold-out shows all over Europe and landing significant spots on some of Europe’s biggest psych festivals including Cosmosis, Liverpool Psych Fest and Eindhoven Psych Lab.
Vienna threesome Crystal Soda Cream bears a distinct breed of post punk, that is not just a zealous reflection of the cold, old days in a cloudy mirror, much rather CSC manage to forge a bridge between a thoroughly thought through reminiscence of stylistic
device and the framing of a paramountly contemporary statement.