Video Premiere: Youff – “Sunshine”

Photo by Leon De Backer

And today we learn about the meaning of irony courtesy of Belgian ear-scrapers Youff, who offer up a new song and video called “Sunshine” that are pretty much bereft of both. But, hey, in lieu of anything “sunny” you get an absolute earful of pounding noise rock with squalling guitars, a stuttering rhythm section and distortion-laden shouting from five dudes—Manu Mahie (drums), Arjen Verswijvelt (guitar), Victor Goemaere (guitar), Filip Brans (bass), Michiel De Naegel (vocals)—on a sonic mission to annihilate.

“Sunshine” is the latest track to emerge from Youff’s upcoming full-length, Heydays, which will offer up eight additional tracks of sonic discordance. The album was recorded at Gam Studios by Kasper De Sutter and Frederick Tack. It was mixed by Studio Attack and mastered by Uwe Teichert. It’s set for release on vinyl and digitally on October 27 via Bagdaddy Records, Rockerill Records and Love Mazout Records. You can preorder your copy here.

This is what vocalist Michiel de Naegel’s had to say about the new track:

“This might be the most danceable song we’ve ever recorded, or at least it feels that way while playing it live. A constantly repeating drum groove pairs up with a two-note sluggish bass. In the meantime the guitars are taking on the role of a choir of tantalizing, annoying children screaming for attention in the worst of ways, while the singer is a menacing father figure abusing the romance of family ties to keep a straying sibling in line. Giving the proverb ‘home is where the heart is’ an uncomfortable feel.”