Consisting of vocalist and guitarist Silvian Ilgen and multi instrumentalist Sonam Plomp, Youth Reserve’s melancholic, yet hopeful synth-pop is inspired by bands such as Future Islands, Talk Talk and Arcade Fire.
Hailing from the city of Arnhem, they first met in 2016 and underwent several stylistic changes before settling on their current sound. The duo released their first single Tempest in late april of 2020, setting the stage for the upcoming Tides EP.
In the harsh winter of 2016, two musicians meet in a worn out studio. Numbed by the cold wind that had almost blown them off the adjacent quay, they warm their hands by the old stove and plug in their instruments. The musical interplay that follows reflects the melancholy of the surrounding port in the snow, but at the same time breathes hopeful resistance. Youth Reserve is born.
A delight of Morrissey-esque decadence dances in the rhythms of Youth Reserve. A pleasurable reliance of motion in emotion.