Poor Young Things Return
LU Outpost saw the return of Thunder Bay’s prodigal sons – The Poor Young Things. Perhaps a rougher and grittier Poor Young Things. PYT you see moved to Toronto a while back. They immersed themselves in the Toronto music scene and their latest collection of songs due out in the very near future capture the essence of their surroundings.
Take your pick - the lyrical commentary of big city life, the comforting guitar melodies a mongst a soundscape of raw distorted chordings, or the harmony laden anthem like choruses – PYT showed they've evolved and matured in their musicianship and song writing. Their songs have a bit more drive, edge and power to them - no doubt attributed to their big city influences.
Poor Young Things dedication to their music showed as they put in an inspired performance to the allegiance of fans that filed into the Outpost. Their new found energy was quite evident in their enthusiasm as the guys left no part of the stage untouched. Putting it all out there – every song rode a wave of honesty and authenticity. What was a vacant dance floor moments before PYT hit the stage – was turned into a frenzied surf of fans, friends and family.
Poor Young Things have been working with acclaimed producer Jon Drew (The Arkells, Alexisonfire, Tokyo Police Club, Stars,). Their new album release date is to be announced in the very near future. They have also just released their latest video - Let It Sleep.
PYT will be cris-crossing the country again on another tour. They'll be back in Thunder Bay in December.