Saturday 4 July 2020
Industrial duo builds chaos from machines and anger

Take a stack of hardware, built to create raw, punishing, industrious electronics with a dancing pulse. Add a furious vocalist in front and you have a power setup that takes the very best from the genre we know as industrial.

The Los Angeles duo Youth Code consists of Sara Taylor on vocals and Ryan George on hardware and backup vocals. Just those two and a lot of loud noises.

Onstage, Sara Taylor is a force of nature: thrashing, headbanging and unleashing torrents of vitriol while Ryan George lays down mechanised slabs of synth and neck-snapping beats.

Since the beginning in 2012, Youth Code's visceral performances and recordings have earned them praise from both industrial OGs such as Genesis P-Orridge (who released the duo's first 7”) and Skinny Puppy (who took Youth Code on tour multiple times) and metal tastemakers including Deftones' Chino Moreno and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe.

Youth Code has released two full lengths, Youth Code (2013) and Commitment to Complications (2016), which have reaped lots of praise and recognition in still wider circles and made them torchbearers for the new wave of industrial music.

Come rage together with Youth Code when the menacing duo plays Roskilde Festival 2020.