Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Youngblood is the creative, dream-pop brainchild of Alexis Young. Inspired by the likes of French electronic duo Air, the fiery Grace Jones, and a little bit of sultry Nancy Sinatra, Youngblood manages to mix dreamy, marshmallow sounds laced with dark, pulsating grooves, crafting a unique blend of artistic pop.
Prior to Youngblood, Alexis cut her teeth in the indie dance-rock band Sex With Strangers. During her 4 years as their singer/keyboardist, she completed 2 full-length studio albums, received notable airplay on MuchMusic, CBC and Canadian-wide commercial radio, as well as toured multiple times to NYC, Toronto, Western Canada, and Seattle. Sex With Strangers was also a top 20 finalist in the 2011 Peak Performance Project.
Now, Youngblood’s live 5-piece band features members of Gay Nineties and Fake Shark. Their enigmatic live show is a sensory rapture bursting with energy.
The first single Easy Nothing, released May 2015 online, was produced by Kevvy Mental (Fake Shark/Carly Rae Jepsen), while Youngblood’s forthcoming EP out summer 2016 has Alexis writing with the multi-disciplinary Parker Bossley (of Gay Nineties/Mounties/Fur Trade) and produced/engineered by Juno nominated DJ and producer Sleepy Tom (Fool’s Gold Records). The latest single, Feel Alright, has been flying up the Spotify charts, peaking at #6 on the Top Viral Chart in Canada.