Pizza Crunch Wilting Youth
19. July 2022 By Walter Price 0

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Pizza Crunch Wilting Youth is available on Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp

Pizza Crunch Wilting Youth

by Walter Price

Basking in the long post-punk shadows cast by the likes of The Replacements, Hüsker Dü and Paul Westerberg comes a fresh doom-laced single called “Wilting Youth” by Glasgow indie rockers Pizza Crunch.

In a Facebook post dated 6 July 2022, the band says of the Chris Marshall-produced post-pandemic single, “‘Wilting Youth’ was written in the July of last summer, I remember writing the words in a wee notebook in Alexandra Park. They stemmed from the feeling that certain enjoyable parts of life had vanished.”

Weighty realism in a world full of political strife, war, racial tensions, a heatwave boiling what’s left of people’s dignity, and, for many youths and young adults, the future seems shaky, at best. So a track that doesn’t offer much hope seems more than fitting and I’m certain that “Wilting Youth” will stand as a timestamp on an era that more than almost any, is in need of a sea change.

PIZZA CRUNCH Wilting Youth

Band photo via Bandcamp // Quote via Facebook // Bio excerpt courtesy of Shoplifters Union

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris Marshall

Ewan Hearns – Guitar and vocals
Nathan Stokoe – Guitar
Craig McDermott – Bass
Ewan Nicholson – Drums

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Hailing from different ends of Scotland, Pizza Crunch couple an ’80s post-punk strut with glimpses of noughties nonchalance. Infectious guitar riffs and a relentless rhythm section accentuate lyricism,
which moves between the obnoxiously wry and the potently gloomy
.” – bio

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