Sauna Youth – “The Bridge” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sauna Youth are an English four-piece whose music feels like a punk overture to a high-speed rollercoaster thrill ride. Their video for “The Bridge,” pulled from their full-length release Distractions, sees the band — including Lindsay Corstorphine from Primitive Parts on guitar — looking too-cool-for-school and playing their instruments amidst an array of youths clad in gym clothes. They seem like the artsy emo kids in grade school you were always too scared to talk to (unless you were one of them), and that’s a reflection of their music: explosive, no-holds barred, high-energy punk. The boy-girl vocals coalesce effortlessly into one voice a la Times New Viking, and the damaged guitars are the fuse to a never-ending circuit of blazing stamina. Watch “The Bridge” below.

Sauna Youth are touring Europe early next year:

01/27 Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s w/ Soft Walls, The Glugg
01/28 Rennes, France @ Bar’Hic
01/29 Bordeaux, France @ TBC
01/30 San Sebastian, Spain @ Lurrazpiko Festa
01/31 Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
02/01 Zaragoza, Spain @ La Lata de Bombillas
02/02 Barcelona, Spain @ Heliogabal
02/03 Toulouse, France @ Le Rabelin
02/04 Antwerp, Belgium @ Music City
02/05 Leiden, Holland @ CAB03
02/06 Amsterdam, Holland @ Pacific Parc
02/07 Rotterdam, Holland @ TBC
02/13 London, UK @The Forge “The Bridge” 7” release party

“The Bridge” will be released as a 7″ single on 1/15/16 on Upset The Rhythm. Pre-order it here. Distractions is out now.