Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Those Moston monsters with attitude Callow Youth continue to build up their portfolio of bangers with a seriously bright and breezy track Wake Up released this Friday 24 May. Given that those Wallasey lads The Boo Radleys still get airplay (and cash in the pension plan) from lazy radio jocks almost 25 years on for their track, Wake Up Boo, there is perhaps method in … Continue reading Single Review: Callow Youth – Wake Up

Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

One of the granddaddies of the town festival format is the magnificent Dot to Dot with a long weekend of fun in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. I always regret that I’ve not organised my days to follow the D2D carnival right around the country but once again I’m going to have to content myself with just the Manchester leg of the series. In the past … Continue reading Nine to see at Manchester’s Dot to Dot Festival

Live Review: The Clause and Callow Youth – Jimmy’s, Manchester

There’s been a lot of buzz about Birmingham based The Clause, and when I found they were playing Manchester Jimmy’s with Callow Youth it had to be done. However their future career may turn out, The Clause will rightly be hugely proud to have completed a full sell out tour while aged just 19/20; all the more remarkable because it is just the guys of … Continue reading Live Review: The Clause and Callow Youth – Jimmy’s, Manchester

Single Review: Callow Youth – Did It Really Matter?

There is a glut of super talented 18 year olds in indie at the moment; proof enough that guitar music is on the cusp of resurgence; can’t you just feel it bubbling everywhere at the moment? Manchester’s (Moston) Callow Youth are amongst the best of this new emerging generation, and they certainly have the very best descriptive band name (although if a career in music … Continue reading Single Review: Callow Youth – Did It Really Matter?

EP Review, Callow Youth, Vibe Demo’s

Band names are important; sometimes a mere name can make me sit up and want to take notice. A name has got to have something individual about it; call yourself “Brexit” and you are going to struggle to get noticed in a web search. The name of Manchester’s (Tameside and Failsworth to be exact) Callow Youth has a pithy ironic self-depreciating humour about it, and … Continue reading EP Review, Callow Youth, Vibe Demo’s