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Ride the Blizzard

by Victor Kennedy You Yangs

At times a wild ride, at others a lilting soft tapestry, all the while Ride The Blizzard captures the listener’s attention and takes them on a musical and poetic journey.
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1. Ride the Blizzard
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2. Big Rockin' Chair
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3. Code
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4. Confiscate (Where You Are)
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5. Always Crashing in the Same Car
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6. The Weather
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7. Girl With the Hoe
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8. Dad
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9. Half Life
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It is said that to be a real certified storyteller one must go out on the road and experience life in all it’s glory - taste true pain, and the exuberance of sucking the marrow out of life proper over many years. That is exactly what Victor Kennedy has done. He’s travelled many miles and crossed many counties on the way.

Along with his band of musical cohorts, the Melbourne based Victor Kennedy You Yangs have birthed a debut album Ride The Blizzard which sweeps you away into that world of rich story-telling : A world of textured layers best likened to The Drones meets Lou Reed.

Victor himself is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The album features contributions from Tim Brosnan on Guitar, David Tillotson on Bass, along with both Des Hefner and Jim Richter on Drums. Victor handles Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards.
Victor Kennedy You Yangs are impassioned musicians who draw upon their wealth of experience performing in other notable bands (The Birthday Party, Paul Kelly & The Dots, The Slaughtermen, Lobby Loyde etc), and are able to capture the heartbeat of Victor’s stories whilst paying homage to their influencers.

At times a wild ride, at others a lilting soft tapestry, Ride The Blizzard captures the listener’s attention and takes them on a musical and poetic journey. Containing nine self-penned tracks and one David Bowie song, he’s gleaned imagery and words whilst traversing the planet over the past few decades and shoehorned them into an outpouring of his soul.

Victor’s past involvement with music has been an eclectic one: he was invited on the panel of judges in 2006 for The Australian Songwriters Association’s annual Songwriting Competition, contributed tracks to compilations, and whilst living in London he composed soundtracks for student films at Pimlico Arts College. He’s a man for all seasons.

Collectively Victor Kennedy You Yangs have created a most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and well crafted high energy album with this their debut full length Ride The Blizzard. And like all good art - this collage of music contains equal parts light and shade.
A must-see Australian musical experience, make sure you catch them as they hit the road to promote the album over the next few months. Check your gig guides for more details.


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