In 1993, the Geelong band signed to indie label Au Go Go, though every major label wanted them. Later, they showed they could write pop hits, but their debut EP – now reissued on vinyl and CD – was an uncompromising mix of blazing guitars and attitude.
Twenty-five years after it was released, Signs of Satanic Youth still burns with a raging intensity, and it’s a blistering reminder of the glory days of the early ’90s when the alternative became the mainstream. It’s also a fitting tribute to bass player Dean Turner, a driving force behind the band, who sadly died of cancer in 2009.
Signs Of Satanic Youth is out January 18 via Emergency/Remote Control.
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