WASTED YOUTH + Venus Fly Trap
7;30pm Friday April 5th
“Wasted Youth were arguably the greatest ‘lost’ London band of the post-punk years. Rarely mentioned, if at all, in the era’s music history books, they were heavily influenced by the dark narcotic glamour of the Velvets, the Doors and Transformer-era Lou Reed. The Only Ones Peter Perrett produced them, as did Martin Hannett. They were hugely popular as the Eighties dawned with punks looking for something more sexy and sophisticated and looked set to become much more than the cult band they became. They pre-dated Positive Punk and Goth and are still remembered as quietly-influential and a superb live band by fans” – Louder Than War
Wasted Youth are an English post-punk band from London, active between 1979 and 1982, who blended post-punk/proto-Goth with dark acoustic strains of the sort associated with Nick Drake and Syd Barrett. The line-up of the band was Ken Scott (vocals and guitar), Rocco Barker (guitar), Nick Nicole (synth), Darren Murphy (bass) and Andy Scott (drums).
In October 2021, Ken Scott and Rocco Barker announced that they were reviving Wasted Youth, with new members Ray ‘Sonic’ Hanson (from Thee Hypnotics) on guitar, Alan Temple (from The Low Gods) on drums, Teresa Casella (Miranda Sex Garden) on bass and Josef Rosam on (from Dorothy Vallens) second bass, synth and percussion, who joined in March 2022.
Support from VENUS FLY TRAP
Electro Post Punk from Northampton
Review of Time Lapse 1989 – 1994 “This is the true avant-garde sound, but it came about when the term no longer had the impact it had in the early eighties. Compilation that seeks the most emblematic moments of the three albums (“Totem”, “Pandora’s Box” and “Luna Tide”) edited in the period indicated by the title. Post-punk, gothic rock and a dose of experimentalism that make us have a set of songs that is both dated and emblematic of a genre that has a very specific spirit” -Fernando Ferreira, WOM
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