Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, punk quartet Yung were driven by frontman and songwriter Mikkel Holm Silkjær. Holm was raised in a musical family; his father was a member of Studson, his uncle owned a record store, and his mother was involved with local music venues. Initially he shunned music as an act of teenage defiance, but eventually began making his own tracks, discovering he shared the familial passion for music all along. Holm began learning guitar at ten years old, and by the time he was 16 he was fronting his first band, Danish hardcore act Urban Achievers. It wasn't until his father accidently stumbled across some demos stored on Holm's laptop that Yung was set in motion; the hook-laden cuts didn't fit in with any of Holm's current projects, so he decided that they needed a platform of their own.
Holm began assembling a band to perform live as Yung, including Frederik Nybo Veile on drums and Tobias Guldberg on bass, both of whom performed as part of Snarehats. The trio were soon joined by Emil Zethsen, who provided additional guitar work. Their debut album, Falter, was only released in Denmark, although in 2015, the record was shortened into an EP and renamed Alter for international release. In September the same year they followed with their second EP, These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores, closely followed by their first official international album, Youthful Dream, in 2016, via Fat Possum in the U.K. and Tough Love Records in North America. ~ Liam Martin
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