Yungblud proves that he’s the best young pop star in the UK

Yungblud proves in 2 mins 49 of primetime TV that he’s the best young pop star in the UK

Dom Harrison, aka Yungblud appeared on BBC TV’s the Graham Norton Show (Friday 8 January 2021) performing ‘Cotton Candy’. Playing to presumably an empty studio, except for the crew and other guests on the show.

It was the post-performance interview which was remarkable, to anyone (like myself) who had never seen or heard the 23 year old in conversation before.

He was simply amazing: funny, self-deprecating, down-to-earth, camp, full of enthusiasm… Just a total charmer. Great big smiles, strong Northern accent, thoroughly unpretentious. He engaged with all of the other guests and the host.  Talked about chocolate hob-nobs, missing England, American fakery…  watch it below, and tell me that he isn’t the UK’s most charming and likeable Pop-Star.  It reminded me of the first time Boy George appeared on Wogan – or priceless clips of Pete Burns on primetime TV….

His current ‘look’ is amazingly Goth-Punk retro too – studs, leather, tartan, fishnet vest – it looks like Daniel Ash from Bauhaus or the legendary Batcave house band The Specimen are a major inspiration (to his stylist).

The song and Yungbluds musical output… I will leave to a younger writer to tell you about. I am not the target audience and far too cynical.

I am impressed with and amused by the video for God Save Me… because it features a kickass, drumming Bear ( and I have a mate called Bear who was a drummer and kicks ass.)

I really don’t know if Friday Night Terrestrial Television means anything any more …. it’s not the 80’s when a fourth TV Channel was ‘revolutionary’…  but I was surprised at how much joy a young English Pop Star can bring to the screen in less than three minutes.

This Boy deserves to be the superstar he looks destined to become.  Yungblud gets the Louder Than War seal of approval – based on the sheer weight of his personality and charisma he showed on Graham Norton.

Viva Yungblud!


All words Ged Babey


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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


  1. Hes amazing. I’m 42 and the freshness of his personality just makes me smile. I feel like he has an old soul for such a young man. He is the perfect voice for all the young people struggling with identity these days and his music is amazing. I went to see him last year and will be going in October this year. I will be the oldest there but….oh well.

  2. You won’t be the oldest there,I’m 61 and love this boy,think he’s just what we need in this jaded world right now!

  3. I agree I’m 52 this year and first saw him performing at a festival on tv in 2019. I was blown away at his freshness and style. Hoping to see him live this year after the concert was postponed from May last year but February is looking doubtful. Later found out we have a mutual friend who I grew up with!

  4. I totally agree, I’m 57 and my daughter appears in his video ‘Mars’, she sent me the link to watch it and I’m hooked. I’ve downloaded all his music and find him incredible. I’m a huge Bowie fan and I think he has the same charisma and individuality that Bowie had. Yungblud is going to be a new legend, what a performer.

    • Sooo cool, she was lucky! I live in the US and an 70, and I uploaded his appearance recently on the James Corden show here, and he ‘retweeted it’ and added ! I was so surprised he was the first to ‘ding’ me after 1 AM!
      Which is your daughter?

  5. I never liked Green Day and this isn’t for my personal listening either but I do like his down to earth manner , colourful vibe hitting a mix that has a mild touch of Harajuku to it . They’ll absolutely LOVE him in Japan for definite as well as many other places . I wish him the best of everything in a biz that’s harder than it ever was .

  6. Yes I love Yungblud. And age doesn’t matter when it comes to love. I still have the potential to marry him even if I am a 63 year old geezer. I love you ~daddy dom~

    • Lmfao. I know I’m a month late but this is amazing. I mean wtf Abagail. I’ll have to admit tho, you have good taste…and Synthia, I’ll fight you for him. I don’t share.

  7. This comment section is effed-up and needs bloody holy water sprinkled. And you really need an extra dosing Abagail Goja. Especially you. Reply if you you agree PLEASE. I’ve prayed for each and every one of ya’s salvation. And one last thing, WHAT WOULD DOMINIC HARRISON HIMSELF THINK IF HE SAW THESE CURSED COMMENTS. I also want to thank you all for providing me entertainment for the day. Blessings to you all. Except you Abagail.

  8. Yes Dom is a wonderful breath of fresh air and I loved seeing him on Graham Norton. Made me smile so much and I love their song. So uplifting and really enjoyed Yungbluds performance. I think we do have a new David Bowie on our hands :-) keep up the good work


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