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The Young Things may be New Yorkers, but they take more than a few pointers from across the pond. Released today, Hello Love // Goodbye Sexual mixes Big Apple garage rock with danceable Britpop. The result? A debut record that sounds like something the Libertines might’ve done years into their career, once the band members got mostly — but not totally — sober.
Throwing a bone to their hometown, the Young Things shot the video for their debut single, “Hello Love,” in an abandoned loft space in Chelsea.
“We were tipped off that the space was beginning demolition in the morning,” the guys told us, “so we asked if we could shoot our video there. The building was super cool with it, and let us stay all night and make as much noise as we wanted. 2 bottles of whiskey and 7 hours later, we had run the song a good 40 times and were thrilled with the way it came out! Watching it back, it’s pretty sick that we were the last people to ever occupy that space.”