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Younghusband ‘The Judas Cow’ EP set for release + UK tour dates

Younghusband - The Judas Cow EP

Following on from November’s critically-acclaimed ‘Could They Be Jealous’ (”ample evidence, in short, that there’ll be bigger and bolder strokes to come in the new year from this twenty-year-old troubadour” - Drowned In Sound), Younghusband, AKA Euan Hinshelwood, returns June 2008 with his first fully-fledged EP, ‘The Judas Cow’, released on Culture Deluxe Records.

Having learnt his trade in the Liam Watson-produced glam garage noise merchants The New Shapes, as well as playing in British anti-folk superwoman Emmy The Great’s backing band (recording both XFM and Radio 1 sessions in the process), Euan has been writing music on his reel to reel eight track for more than a little while.

As sun kissed and slackeresque as a beach full of Pavement fans, this EP is a departure from the folkier influences of ‘…Jealous’, with Hinshelwood embracing the beautiful lo-fi fuzz-pop sound of Dinosaur Jr. on the opening track “Mass Kiss”, followed by some more magical lo-fi meanderings on the flipside, with the ‘Blur’ era Blur charm of “Mirror Man”.

Those two belters aside, the real jewel-in-the-crown of this EP is in the opening track of the second half of the EP, “French Grammar”. A stunning, psychedelic trip through the apathy of being indoors on a hot summer’s day, Younghusband has once again managed to make the ordinary sound extraordinary, with backwards guitars loping over a waltzy beat that bears lofty comparision with The Beatles, Love and Robert Wyatt. Already a favourite of BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq and XFM’s John Kennedy, this track is shaping up to be the sleeper hit of alternative radio stations this summer.

Closing with the upbeat alt-rock chainsaw pop of “Woody Allen”, an eyes-wide-open paean to the wonder of love in a city that never sleeps, ‘The Judas Cow’ EP is the first steps on what looks to be a long and successful road for the Watford troubadour. It’s not arrogant, it’s not big but it is very clever.

‘The Judas Cow’ is released digitally in all major outlets (iTunes, Napster, 7Digital, Mbop Megastore) on June 16th, 2008 with the deluxe gatefold 7″ version following 2 weeks later on Monday June 30th, both through Culture Deluxe Records.

Younghusband UK Tour Dates:

Dates could be added or changed!

9 June 2008 The Horns, Watford
10 June 2008 Oh, Inverted World @ The Old Queens Head, London
11 June 2008 Cargo, London w/ Diane Cluck and Emmy The Great
12 June 2008 Deaf Intstitute, Manchester w/ Diane Cluck & Emmy The Great
13 June 2008 Nice n Sleazy’s, Glasgow w/ Diane Cluck and Emmy The Great
5 July 2008 The Troubador, London, with These United States and Vandaveer

For more info, head to:

Younghusbandmusic Myspace

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