Yungblud is here to save the youth and bring back PuNk
Meet 20 year old rockstar Yungblud, whose real name is Dominic Harrison and hails from Doncaster England. He is an energetic personality with a true rock n roll spirit, and a performer with genre bending protest music with plenty to say. Yungblud has got a fire inside to fight back and he’s not willing to remain silent any longer. We caught up with Harrison about his inspirations, new music, and a few of his fav things. oh also Marry, Fuck, Kill…
Check out our photoshoot and interview below
Where did name Yungblud come from
everyone expects some mad metaphorical story that fell out the sky and hit me on the face, but its kinda weird, I was the youngest person on my management roster. My manager Deck used to call me the youngblood, and i thought Dominic Harrison is a bit polite so when I was thinking of what to call myself and l thought BING! thats it, then the spelling looked too polite so i took the o’s out double the u’s double the flavor and there you go!
Who are your idols?
I always love musicians that made me feel like its alright to be myself. I grew up with a lot of energy and I was too opinionated and people didn’t like that. I listened to artists like Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkeys, Joe Strummer, David Bowie who would be themselves no matter what and said what they thought no matter what people said. I thought if they can do it then why can’t I. SICK!
Fave song on the new record
Oh my god that changes everyday, thats like asking which is my favorite kid, I don’t even have kids but these songs are like my kids. Right now probably Die for the Hype because it goes off live and everyone is pogo-ing like rabbits.
Where are u from
Im from a small town called Doncaster in the north of England. Its kinda rainy and kinda miserable, but i love it, Im proud of where I’m from. I always say Manchester to people in the US because no on ever knows where it is
Honey Nut Cheerios
Whats up with the pink socks
I always had a thing for socks, I always had odd socks on, and everyone knew me for having odd socks because I just threw them into my drawer. and i love pink, so I wanted to stick to wear the same kind of socks everyday. I also fell in love with a movement called The Noble Soul movement. basically between the 60’s and 80’s American GI’s would still be stationed in the UK after the war, and they brought their soul records over and it bled into all the community centers and youth centers of the north and it was the first time boys would dance on their own, and Bruce Lee was massive because Kung Fu was coming on TV, and boys would wear these high waisted trousers and show the socks and ankles off. I thought it was cool so thats the base of my fashion look from the northern soul scene of England
Mary Fuck Kill – Marilyn Manson, Gerard Way, Pete Burns
Laughs – I couldn’t marry Manson, I love him but he would just send me into a mad hole, so I’d probably fuck Manson just cuz I think he’d be crazy in bed. Gerard Way I’d marry cuz he’s cute as fuck. and I’d probably kill Pete Burns cuz he annoyed the fuck out of me on Celebrity Big Brother ahahhah
What rockstars would attend your ultimate dinner party
Hell Yea, Definitely Bowie Definitely Jagger, Probably Blondie, Sid Vicious I’d like to bring back from the dead because he’d be fucking just throwing up on the corner, Probably Alex Turner, Also Lennon cuz I’d just like to meet him also he’d bring Yoko too cuz she’d just paint a fucking mad picture and probably give me some insight on life that would blow my mind. I think that would be a pretty strong dinner part to be honest.
Describe your music
I think my music is like genre bending protest music that is very energetic
What does this album represent
its the accumulation of all the anger thoughts and emotions that I’ve felty in my life so far, it represents a realization that it is ok to be myself non matter what. I want this album to be an outlet for people who feel like they cant be themselves to feel like its ok and for people to feel like their voice is important, and in this community we give a shit about each other
UK or LA
UK. Seasons and i miss Yorkshire tea and Yorkshire pudding
Whats next for you
So much new music coming out ASAP . January to be precise, and a tour, all I wanna do is connect with as manny people as I can and go to places in the world Ive never been to and meet as many people as I can.
Rock n Roll baby
Photos by Prince + Jacob
Styling Manny Jay