In 2010, Young Hunting released a single called Into Your Mind; featuring the band at the time, I noted how the band was somewhat reminiscent of Swedish artist Moto Boy. The band also employed hints of The Beach Boys-style harmonies and had some Harry Nillson references too. Three years later, after a handful of additional singles, we finally have Young Hunting’s debut LP, Hazel.
I like this sound. It’s more refined than the early stuff. Though “Into Your Mind” opens Hazel, the album quickly finds Young Hunting better defining their sound, finding clever, dreamy harmonies and mixing in a fuller sound with superb guitar riffs and an occasional guitar solo.
Hazel is out June 11 on Gold Robot Records. Above photo by Paul T. Bradley.