OK folks, it’s time to announce Youth Anthems #2! The next gig will be on November 17th at Wharf Chambers. It all seemed to go rather well last time (but do get in touch with any suggestions for changes) so we’re sticking at the same venue, we’re going to keep the price the same (£4 for adults, free for people 14 or under), it’ll all kick off at 1:30pm and bands will be between 2pm and 4pm. There will be a mix of electric and acoustic bands and of course the cake from That Old Chestnut will return!

There’s a Facebook event page here for those who like to keep updated that way and follow us on Twitter for updates that way too.

So the bands…

The Wilful Missing


Bradford’s finest! You may have heard them on the wireless on the Tom Robinson or Steve Lamacq shows, or perhaps on Radio Leeds or even sound-tracking Waterloo Road. You might have seen them playing alongside Jeffrey Lewis, The Wave Pictures or Neil McSweeny recently. Playing beautiful, lush folk music with a modern, upbeat slant they really are a band to be seen live.

Have a ganders at their video for “Cry for the City” here then head on down to Jumbo in town to pick up one of their albums before the gig!


Mi Mye


Wakefield’s worst keep secret, Mi Mye are a beautiful band who number the legendary Jamie Lockhart in their number (look at your favourite Wakefield band’s albums and you’ll be sure to find his name either as a producer or player on several of them). To my ear they sound like a lovely comforting mix of the best of the Fence Collective bands and 90’s lofi/indie bands ala Pavement.

Have a listen at their bandcamp: http://mimye.bandcamp.com