Taken from the band’s ninth full-length Montage Images of Lust & Fear

On March 29th The Underground Youth will release their ninth album, Montage Images of Lust & Fear, and it’s without a doubt their finest collection of tracks in an extensive decade-long discography. With the release-date fast approaching – as well as a huge tour that’ll see them stop in 25 different countries across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia – the band are now sharing a new cut from the record titled ‘Last Exit To Nowhere’.

‘Montage Images…’ is an album that flickers between some of The Underground Youth’s most raw and sinister work, conjuring a jagged post-punk sound that falls somewhere between The Birthday Party, Iggy Pop and Suicide, and macabre ballads that are aided by the additional lap-steel guitar courtesy of Swans’ Kristof Hahn, who plays on six of the album’s nine songs. New single ‘Last Exit To Nowhere’ is an example of the former; a piece of primal and abrasive post-punk that’s driven by gravelly, tortured vocals and razor-sharp guitars. You can check out the track below.

Talking about the album, Craig explains: “Montage Images of Lust & Fear is inspired by the succession of experiences we are increasingly dealt by the media. Sex, violence, love, suspicion, desire, distress, etc. The album acts as a montage itself, the subject of each song dealing with an aspect of either last or fear.” On how ‘Last Exit To Nowhere’ fits into the album, Craig continues: “In an album divided between images of lust and fear, this deals with the latter. Like the civil unrest and violence on the streets, as reported by the news, it’s raw, fast and aggressive.”

Since the release of their aptly-titled eighth full-length What Kind Of Dystopian Hellhole Is This? in February 2017, the band have set out on four UK/European tours clocking in at over 100 shows (not including stand-alone gigs). In support of ‘Montage Images…’ and keeping to their prodigious work ethic, the band have also announced details of a mammoth world tour. Luckily for us, the tour will see them land in London twice: for a Rough Trade in-store on April 22nd (more details on that soon) and Test Pressing Festival on April 27th, where they’ll play alongside A Place To Bury Strangers, Moon Duo, Bo Ningen and more. You can pre-order the album and find the band’s tour-dates below, more shows will be announced soon.