Monday, 14 November 2011


The Young Friends keep their music refreshingly simple and free of complication.
Much like their answers to Secret Admirer's questions.

The Young Friends exist in America, Secret Admirer exists in England.
Thanks to the power of email, we were able to find out more about the guitar twangin' twosome.

How and why did the band start?

My best friend, Brant, and I wanted to be cool in high school and we thought that being a in a band would be the best way to go about doing that.
Why did you choose the name The Young Friends?

Just thought the name fit the music we made.
What do you want people to get from listening to your music?

To feel care free.
What equipment do you use to create your songs?

We made the songs with a guitar and garageband.

What inspires your song writing?

Whenever we feel strongly about something, good or bad, writing songs is a release.
Do you feel like you are rebelling against anything with your music?

I sure hope not, we're not trying to be trendsetters or associate ourselves with anything cool.
What has been the best show you have played so far?

We got to play on the main stage at Webster Hall in New York City, it was an unforgettable experience. We felt like such bad-asses.
Will you ever come and play some shows in the UK?

We were supposed to do a European tour this winter, however our school schedules conflicted with the dates we wanted to do. We're planning on doing it this summer instead.
Do you think it's important to release music for free these days?

Yes, I couldn't care less if someone bought our music or took it off of a torrent. It's unfortunate that people are not willing to pay for music anymore, sort of taking it for granted, but that's the way things are. 
Do you feel as though you are a part of a scene or musical movement?

I'm not sure.
What bands are you currently digging at the moment?

I'm obsessed with this band called Cut Your Hair, they're from England I think. Also, King Krule is amazing. I love that so many young people are making such impressive music these days.

Final words?

Peace and blessings, love The Young Friends.

Photo taken from The Young Friends Facebook page.

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