DAYDREAMER

Youngteam

Youngteam Daydreamer
Release date: 
28/03/2011

Daydreamer is the debut album from Youngteam and the first full length band release on Northern Star Records. Recorded mostly live with top Swedish producer Mattias Glava (Dungen, Soundtrack of Our Lives) at the helm, Daydreamer is a dark, stark, unsettling beauty of a record. Daydreamer is their “Unknown Pleasures.”

Starting out as a musical collective in their native Stockholm, Sweden, Youngteam’s evolution has seen them go from 2 full time members with a rotating cast on their debut EP Missnosjesbandet to a fully settled 4 piece band. Youngteam have featured a number of significant musicians in their ranks including Anna Järvinen (previously associated with Granada and Dungen) who is now a successful solo artist in her own right. Anna Järvinen has gone on to have success in her native Finland and Sweden achieving a top ten album. The band also feature members from Penti and Speedmarket Avenue.

Youngteam have featured prominently on Northern Star’s legendary Psychedelica compilation series alongside the likes of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, The Telescopes, The Hiss, The Electric Soft Parade, The Nova Saints, The December Sound and many others. Their music recalls a whole host of greats such as My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Sonic Flower Groove – era Primal Scream and Brian Jonestown Massacre, but like all great bands, Youngteam transcend their influences and arrive at their own unique sound. There is no better description of their music than the album title itself ‘Daydreamer’ with its skyscraping guitars and lyrics that evoke lazy summer days and refer to being lost in a dream. Despite the apparent darkness of the overall album, in Daydreamer Youngteam provide their fair share of perfect pop moments to keep you returning again and again.

Track listing: 

DAYDREAMER

1) Intro
2) Daydreamer
3) Your Love
4) Black Lodge
5) My Only Friend
6) Northern Star
7) Not From Here
8) Summertime
9) Strange Days
10) Introducing Mr Gladstone
11) Ashes
12) Goodbye

Price: £11.99