Video interview: The Young Evils

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The Young Evils at Sasquatch! 2011 Photo by Christopher Nelson

The Young Evils make perfect summertime music, which makes them a perfect band for a late-night slot at Seattle’s ultimate summer festival, the Capitol Hill Block Party.

Call me sappy, but I believe love is a great emotion to have on your side while making music and one of the reasons why I think the Young Evils make such great summertime music is because it’s made with love.

Mackenzie Mercer and Troy Nelson, the principal players in The Young Evils, are two lovebirds who make sweet music together and it shows not only in their songs but also in, well, the cheeky video below that was shot at Sasquatch! as part of my day job.

Check out the clip to familiarize yourself with the band and then check out the Young Evils at Capitol Hill Block Party’s Neumos stage on July 23 at 10:15. Tickets for CHBP can be purchased here.


The Young Evils at Sasquatch! 2011 from Guerrilla Candy on Vimeo.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.