You The Living

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You The Living play London with the Membranes on Friday May 22nd. Details here.

Ahead of the release of their debut album, “XXXI” (pronounced “thirty-one”), husband and wife electronic duo You The Living have unleashed their forthcoming single, “Grief” via SoundCloud.

Over the course of its five-and-a-fifth minutes, the slow-burning album opener rises from a primordial soup of gurgling synth bass and tangled 808 beats to form a pummelling, Neubauten-esque chorus (during which Aidy and Natasha Stevens still whisperingly insist “I’m better”) before calming down again – momentarily. I shan’t spoil where it goes from there, but we all know what beast evolved from the literal primordial soup; the same applies here.

You The Living may already have a reputation for the wax and wane and ebb and flow of their “whisper to a scream” dynamics, but “Grief” will certainly leave you to “lick your wounds”, as Aidy’s half-snarled whispers beckon you to in the song’s coda, but I can’t promise that they’ll be “all better”.


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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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