The first music I heard from Poor Young things was a little a cappella tune about pizza.
Let me explain.
Three of the five men in Poor Young Things were at our ‘head quarters’ in the atrium, getting ready to perform. Wearing cowboy boots and skinny jeans, the guys were tuning their guitars, setting up the one electric with a tiny Orange amp and getting comfy on the arms of our leather couch and chairs.
As they did that, our staff opened the boxes of pizzas and started talking about how much they love pizza. (Don’t we all?) Out of the blue, Matt started singing a little impromptu tune about pizza and Michael fell right in with perfect harmony. It lasted maybe 10 seconds but I knew right then that we were in for something special.
Poor Young Things, a band from Thunder Bay, now based in Toronto, caught the attention of The Trews who took them on their recent Canadian tour. And for good reason! Poor Young Things are pretty fantastic; talented song writers, musicians and vocalists and, from what I saw, a bunch of fun guys who just want to make good music.
Their 6 song EP, Let it Sleep, is a great offering from beginning to end. Each song holds its own with catchy melodies and rhythms. It’s just really good, fun Rock ‘n Roll. You’ll probably find yourself tapping your foot and eventually singing along.
Here’s a mellow, acoustic version of the title track “Let it Sleep”‘.