"Anthemic" is a word that's so overused when writing about music that it has almost become a cliché, but in the case of Manchester band

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Today Reverb Recommends Picking Up Tickets to See WU LYF Tomorrow Night

"Anthemic" is a word that's so overused when writing about music that it has almost become a cliché, but in the case of Manchester band WU LYF (that's short for World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation), it's a permissible qualifier. Nearly every song on the Manchester, England band's debut record, Go Tell Fire to the Mountain, is, well, an anthem--the songs build and build on a foundation of guitar and organ while incorporating stadium-rock drumming and singer Ellery Roberts' nearly unintelligible lyrics. The above video intersperses interview footage with clips of the band playing standout track "Spitting Blood" from its debut album on BBC Two's "The Culture Show," and, as WU LYF seldom conducts interviews, it also offers an rare look at their musical philosophy.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show cost $12.

 
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