Feature in The Boston Globe “Young London lead a new charge of Boston pop”
Young London is the power-duo of electronic wizard Matt Rhoades and sassy songstress Sarah Graziani. The musicians met in 2010, and immediately realized that their songwriting styles clicked. They penned their first songs together in Boston, and made their live debut at South by Southwest 2011. The success of the group’s debut led them to record their first full-length album with producer Mark Maxwell (Blake Lewis, Boys Like Girls). The self-titled record was released in 2012, and lauded by Substream Magazine as “…a whirlwind of positive lyrics and dance party styled beats…fans will love Young London for giving them a reason to get up and dance like nobody’s watching.” Several songs off the record were picked up commercially, and can be heard in fitness centers, shopping malls, and other retail locations worldwide.
Matt and Sarah kept busy in the studio after their successful album release, putting their own spin on the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star”. The cover earned the group recognition on MTV Buzzworthy, and was featured for two weeks in the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes.
Young London set out on their first major tour in the summer of 2012, when they joined the likes of Breathe Carolina, All Time Low, and The Used on the Vans Warped Tour. Upon returning, Matt and Sarah jumped back into the studio to record their newest single, “Call My Name (Tonight)”. When asked about the new song, Matt replied: “This track shows that Young London is evolving musically. We really are addicted to writing music.”