Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen (vocalist) and Esben Valløe (bassist) are the post-punk duo galvanizing Northern Europe’s electro enclave with music lushes Dave M. Allen (producer, The Cure, Sisters of Mercy), Kasper Bjørke (producer), and Norwegian Deathcrush (Andreas Larssen, Åse Røyset and Linn Nystadnes) as they prep their debut EP in progress (hnf music).
Since 2009, Reptile Youth, formerly Reptile and Retard, has been coercing crowds throughout Europe and Asia as the onset to their riot-dance-rage-disco wave of chaotic performances. Their music is a mouthful, their sounds have the capacity to rattle your digestion, and their work is layered in a voluptuous and generation-restoring F-you! that nearly hand-picks its listeners, if you are not already seduced. “Speeddance” dares you to want more, and this track is a clean invitation to break into their addicting movement and bust a move.
Photography by David Richardson
In a cross pollination between Danish rebel-pop and “the bastard sons of psychedelic Sixties Soul”, Reptile Youth releases the idiot in all of us with “Speeddance.”
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival