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After early shows supporting Mystery Jets, Slow Club and Summer Camp, Young Romance self-released their debut 7" 'Pale' via the Banquet Records imprint in 2014, and after a run of shows including Dot to Dot festival and Club NME at KOKO, they went on to release their 10” 'Wild EP', produced by Simon Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys/Suede).

As the EP's first single 'Wasting Time' received praise from Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), John Kennedy (XFM) and BBC Introducing, the band embarked on a tour of Europe supporting Satellite Stories, performing in Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Austria in March 2015.

May 2015 saw the duo return to the UK to play the BBC Introducing stage at The Great Escape Festival, the set was recorded live for BBC Radio 6. Further appearances this year included an XFM session and a UK Headline Tour, where they were joined by Deaks and Palex Hammond, respectively of The Heartbreaks and Ten Fe on bass and drums.

In 2016 Young Romance returned as a duo, recording their debut album 'Another's Blood'. Made entirely in a DIY fashion on an old iMac and a Tascam 424, the duo experimented with layers of digital distortion and large amounts of analogue tape echo. Playing New York Popfest in between recording sessions at their SW London camp, the group joined The Primitives for a gig underneath Chelsea Football stadium. ‘Another’s Blood’ was released in November 2016 on Banquet Records and reached number 30 in the Official Indie Albums Chart.

2017 began with a tour of Europe, performing in Paris, headlining shows in Italy and appearing at Norwegian Indie-Pop festival Indiefjord. In the UK, larger venues were debuted this time round as YR were added to the bill for Frank Turner's 'Lost Evenings' at The Roundhouse and The Wedding Present's George Best 30th Anniversary Tour, performing at a host of academy venues including Nottingham’s Rock City, Glasgow’s O2 Academy, and Leeds Academy for the album's final ever live performance.

In late 2017 the duo began work on their second album 'Don't Look'. Recorded on an Island in the Thames with the aptly named Fuzz on production duties, the pair focused on creating a more aggressive and raw sound, reflective of the live sound developed at their recent shows. Written for fans of 60's girl groups and 70's New York Punk 'Don't Look' was released in November 2018 via Banquet Records, successfully charting at number 7 in the Official Indie Album Breakers Chart.

The duo finished the year joining John Kennedy for an acoustic session and a chat on his Radio X show.

CLASH - "Rarely has heartbreak sounded so sweet…"

LINE OF BEST FIT - "A towering blaze of weighty drums and smouldering, grunge-tinged guitar."

NME - "Mary Chain guitars collide beneath Claire's vocals recalling Kate Bush in her heyday. This is a band that don't just have the sound, they have the songs to match too."