Young WonderはDisclosure, SBTRKT, Ambassadeurs, ViLLΛGE, Chris Malinchakなどを好み、ソウル～ジャズ～ドラムンベース～ブレイクビーツ～ハウス～テクノなど、クラブ・ミュージックに精通しているIanと、Lykke Li, Austra, Grimes, Warpaint, Chrome Sparks ft. Stefaloo collaborations, Purity Ring, Crystal Fighters等に影響を受けたという女性ヴォーカル、Rachelによるアイルランドの男女デュオ。Bandcampで発表したセルフ・タイトルのデビューEPがそのクウォリティの高さから話題となり、正式なリリース前にも関わらず各所で話題となる。「Show Your Teeth」は12インチでのリリースが決まっており、日本のみのリリースとなるこの作品は初のCD音源である。
Cork electro-pop duo Young Wonder have been turning all the right heads as of late. Comprised of producer Ian Ring and vocalist Rachel Koeman, May 6th marked the release of Show Your Teeth, the follow up EP to their self titled debut. Tracks To You, Time and Electrified have seen the band acclaimed by Clash, Best Fit, DIY, The Fly,Wonderland Magazine and Pitchfork for the sonic union of Ian Ring’s intricate production and Rachel Koeman’s powerful vocal. Enjoying a whirlwind year, 2013 has already seen Young Wonder wow 02 Shepherds Bush Empire in support of Mercury Prize Winners Alt-J, and headline a Clash Magazine show at The Shacklewell Arms as their stock continues to rise. This festival season will be a busy one for the up and coming duo, with appearances confirmed at Longitude and Latitude Festival, where they will perform in the i Arena alongside the likes of Purity Ring, Milo Greene, CHVRCHES and Rhye.
Placed together by Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost, the band burst on to the scene in April 2011 with their self-titled debut EP; a stand-out body of work which featured gems Orange and Flesh. These were tracks that displayed genuine and refreshing innovation, powered masterfully by the production of Ian Ring and beautifully underpinned by the ethereal siren calls of Rachel Koeman. Whilst the EP caused people to take notice it was in fact the single To You (released in November 2012) which really captured the public imagination. Dripping with eastern-inspired production, juxtaposed by bagpipes and vocals that would be at home belting from a Swedish ice queen, To You stormed to the top of Hype Machine, comfortably occupying the number 1 spot for three consecutive days. On the week of December 15th Phil Taggart of BBC Radio 1 further compounded the bands public-gusto by highlighting the song as his ‘Single of the Week’, playing the track regularly and interviewing the band over 4 days.
Following on from the success of their debut EP, Show Your Teeth displays the harmony of this pairing with effortless panache. Featuring tracks which will ensnare you in an otherworldly haze, this EP is sure to further hammer home just why this Corkonian pair are being heralded as one the most exciting duos around.