Youngblood Hawke: Wake Up

The LA indie-rockers want us to thrill to the sound of surging drums and uplifting key changes

Youngblood Hawke want us to thrill to the sound of surging drums and uplifting key changes, and to join in with chanted choruses of “Wake up, there’s a world outside your window!” No wonder the LA indie-rockers were picked to soundtrack a Coca-Cola ad campaign: they are almost insanely fizzy, like Arcade Fire after a forced course of serotonin injections. But the incessant cheerfulness is counterproductive: Wake Up made this listener want to draw the curtains and stay in bed listening to Joy Division.

Youngblood Hawke

Wake Up

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