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Monument Valley is the musical world of London-born Ned Younger. Inspired by classic 1950s rock and roll, Postcard-era indie-pop and the modern poets of hip hop, Younger weaves all his musical touchstones into a passion for timeless story-telling and song-writing. An extremely exciting and talented new UK song writing talent, his first release, the Tongues EP was released November 28 on Tri-tone/PIAS Records. Following national tours with Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Daughter at the end of 2011, as part of a new release in March, Monument Valley will be embarking on his first headline tour of UK in March, and this sees the London date at the intimate Slaughtered Lamb venue.
Despite the expansive moniker, it is under the Monument Valley alias that Younger has created an introspective and articulate EP. The seeds of this project had been unwittingly sewn some time ago, during the accumulation of an extensive collection of strangers’ ‘lost’ photographs, which Younger had gradually amassed from markets and car boot sales. It was whilst surveying the hundreds of anonymous faces of these ‘John Doe’ albums that Younger was struck by the thought which spawned Tongues - to narrate the imagined stories behind these images, and thus to articulate the silent and the unfamiliar.