Introducing… Young Aviators

Our Introducing... series focuses on artists who we think are worth shouting about. Here we have Irish garage-pop threesome, Young Aviators.

Introducing… Young Aviators Here at Bearded we aim to shed light on acts who don't necessarily have giant labels or muscley budgets waving banners behind them. This Introducing series will focus on artists who we think are great, regardless of how much hype surrounds them or where their origin story lays.

Name: Young Aviators
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Genre: Garage-pop
Similar Artists: Cage The Elephant, The Minutes
Contact: Facebook, Twitter
Events: New album Self Help out October 7th

Currently based in the bustling urban sprawl of Glasgow, Northern Irish three-piece Young Aviators are signed to Electric Honey (Belle & Sebastian, Biffy Clyro) and are currently whipping up a veritable typhoon of garage-pop infused with rocky bombast and punk snarls. They construct odes to modern life, often less than complimentary, and lambast ailing Cameronite economics. Deep stuff man.

Recent single 'Forward Thinking' doesn't take any prisoners when it comes to conveying a societal point. Using acerbic, blunt lyrics: “Are you happy?/ Are you free/ in the service industry?”, the trio offload their spiel and a deliver message, battering the confines of 'McJobs' and “born out the the post-graduate experience of debt and poverty.” There are jagged, angular guitar riffs and staccato beats blaring behind vocalist/guitaris Declan McKay's agonised howl. Despite the heavy themes, it's actually be infectious; there's singlalongs to be had and hooks to indulge in. It's a pop belter with a strident central tenet.

The three pals formed as Young Aviators towards the back end of 2009, and in the four years between then and the release of their upcoming debut LP (entitled Self Help), they've dropped two lauded EPs (False Education and Hunting For Heaven) and built a reputation for energetic, mesmerising live performances packed with moments that entice you into getting up and havin' a wiggle. Last year was spent touring and compounding their show-buzz, including stints at Y-Not and Godney Gathering. The combine the cheeky lovelorn streak of pop-punk with the tenacity of garage and the brutal complexity of experimental rock; this is a clutch of souls not scared to colour outside the lines.

If their forthcoming first full-length is anything like the material that we've had so far, and given that Young Aviators' label has a knack for rocketing acts into the annals of history, there's a real good chance that this is the first step in a long and illustrious career. Catch them now before they become Biffy-sized stadium-fillers.