Stephen Young and Johnny Byrne called into The Sound Feed Studio to have a chat with the awesome Remy about their latest US tour and their album release in The Grand Social Friday 27th November.
Heralded by Radio Nova as “the best Americana band on this side of the Atlantic” in the same week as The Irish Daily Star claimed “There are few better in the genre than Young and The Union”, Stephen Young & The Union are finally dropping the album that gave us their Today FM Single of the Week, Duty Free 200, in October last.
Striking a fine balance between Country, Rock, Folk and Blues has seen the band carve a niche for themselves at home, all the while attracting interest from abroad. And in support of their new release, SYTU are set to tour the US before the end of the year taking in famous music cities such as Austin, New York and Nashville.
With self-released debut album Wilderness Machine, the band found success in making the play-lists of RTE Radio One, BBC Ulster, numerous regional stations and, in the week of the album’s release, appearing on RTE’s The View.
Festival appearances at Knockanstockan, Vantastival, Helium, Le Cheile and Canalaphonic, along with the band’s near-constant nationwide touring has helped them earn a loyal fanbase, crossing typical demogragphics, challenging genre boundaries.
After co-headlining the Official Today FM Shave Or Dye event night in early 2013 with The Hot Sprockets in Dublin’s Workman’s Club, Young and Co decamped to rural Tipperary to begin tracking what would become Eagle Fort Rumble.
Buoyed by their MRU Award win for Best Alt-Country Act in late 2012 and signing with Ragged Company Recodings, SYTU began the arduous, fractious recording of the album that nearly broke the band. As told in the forthcoming behind-the-scenes book Land leg Blues; The Making Of Eagle Fort Rumble.
The album is set for release on November 27th. Prior to that, two singles, and two Official Music Videos will be released. Shadowman on September 12th and Shuffle (In The Quicksand) on October 16th