“THE iconic figure of the modern UK underground” – The Quietus

“Imagine Richard Youngs as the junior member of a cabal of prolific and puritanical English musician-mystics, including The Fall’s Mark E Smith, Van der Graaf Generator’s Peter Hammill, Martin Carthy and The Clangers’ composer Vernon Elliot, and still his nature will elude you” – Stewart Lee

“The post-punk autodidact’s post-punk autodidact” – Clive Bell

“Bonkers” – Fielding Hope

7 responses to “About

  1. Hello Richard,

    my name is Ricardo, and i’m writing to you from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    First time i heard about your music was in 2003, in an Uncut review of “Airs of the Ear”, while i was on a few months stay in England. On an Oxford record fair i found that cd and thought i’d give it a try. From then on i have slowly managed to find many of your records, which i greatly enjoy.

    One of the missing pieces (and one of my favorites) is “Beyond the valley of Ultrahits”. I know there is a vinyl edition, but will there ever be a cd reissue?

    Maybe it is not a relevant demand, but if there is a chance of a cd reissue i will be very glad…

    Thank you for following your unique musical path, and for bringing these sounds into the world.

    All the best


    • Thank you for the kind comments. Ultra hits was first released on Sonic Oyster as a CD-R in an edition of 200. I no longer have any copies, but you may find one online. The record is currently on Jagjaguwar and there are no plans for a re-issue of any sort. I believe you can still download it.

      Best wishes,


  2. Pingback: Northern Spy Records | The Gaurdian (UK) Gives praise for Richard Young’s Performance at Glasgow’s Tectonics Festival

  3. Thanks for letting me know about this site!

    Glasgow was an unexpected boon!

    All the best

  4. Hey there,
    Do you have a newsletter that I can sign up to receive???! Thanks much.

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