Callow Youth dropped their new single titled ‘Red Leather’ yesterday along with a stellar remix courtesy of Dave Pemberton. To me, this is a continuation of that remarkable sound that is Callow Youth, with a vivid post-punk alt-rock vibe with catchy choruses that seamlessly blend between raunchy hooks. What we also get is a vividly different take on the song via Mr. Pemberton that give me fond memories in the style of vintage Jesus Jones and even Ned’s Atomic Dustbin but all Callow in nature and execution showing that the band has a vivid penchant for incorporating what they love while retaining who they are. That is the sign of a band that makes lasting music.
Check out our feature on Callow Youth’s previous single titled ‘Did It Really Matter’ on our tv show The Week in #Indie HERE.
About ‘Red Leather’
Following radio support from Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins at BBC 6Music and two XS Manchester Radio Records Of The Week, fast-rising indie-rock teenagers Callow Youth return today with their Britpop-influenced new single Red Leather. Red Leather showcases a harder and heavier side to the band’s indie-pop songwriting and welds this to clubby, baggy-influenced beats.
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“Red Leather was inspired by a pair of red leather pants a girlfriend bought, which I thought were cool as sh**, and a road trip that happened around that same time” explains frontman Alfie Turner on the new song.
At the forefront of the new indie rock revolution, things are moving fast for Callow Youth. Just over a year after their debut gig, their last Manchester show sold out in less than four hours and their fiery brand of hooky indie-pop has earned them slots at Dead Dead Good Weekend, Dot To Dot Festival, Cotton Clouds Festival and Blackthorn Festival. With a debut album on the cards for early 2020, a growing following across social media and over 150,000 organic, fan-driven streams on Spotify already, Red Leather is their third official single.