Up and coming pop rock band The Young International’s self-released 5 track EP might raise some eyebrows. The band from Nashville (what band isn’t from Nashville these days?) has an alternative rock sound, and I could hear The Young International on the radio. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing.
The first song “Ruckus” is a solid rock song, which you can hear on their MySpace page. Gravity is next and is more of a slower pop rock, just still quality stuff nonetheless. If I had to take a guess, I’d say this band is influenced by bands like The Killers, Keane and Coldplay. 5 tracks in total and it’s tough to gauge what the rest of a full-length would sound like if they extended past the EP. So far so good, and don’t think this will be the last time we hear from the Young International.
Bottom Line: A decent start for The Young International
Notable Tracks: Ruckus, Gravity, Straight Line