Young Manics are a St. John’s, Newfoundland based alternative/indie rock band. In fall 2013 the band released their debut LP “Solidarity Songs” which has garnered tremendous critical acclaim for an independent, self-produced, album. Rokline Magazine said of the album; “The newly released debut album Solidarity Songs from YOUNG MANICS is nothing short of a stellar achievement for this alternative rock band from St. John, Newfoundland. These guys are qualified to be rock stars, and by every measure of the rock & roll handbook standards & practices they should be. The songs seethe with punchy, earnest intensity and flow with intricate, melodic layering to create tone, delivering an interesting array of stylistically engaging rock songs that can be listened to repeatedly”. At the end of the year Rokline gave it a places in their Rokky Awards and named the band the #4 emerging artists in Canada. The Happiness Kills was a top 10 Vimeo indie videos for 12 weeks in summer 2014 and was named among the top 20 in Canada for the year. Local Monthly, The Scope, said “The album is packed with energy and masterfully produced from start to finish”. College arts magazine The Muse gave it the only A+ grade given in 2013. The Album received a 2013 Music NL Alternative album of the year nomination and in 2014 the band received Music NL nominations for Rising Star of the Year and Music Video of the Year. The Manic’s released their sophomore album Challenger in June 2016 which received wide critical praise. Challenger marked a dramatic new turn for the group featuring daring and imaginative songs, weaving guitars and synthesizers, honest lyrics, and a truly authentic feel. The band has spent 2017 performing the album live to ever growing audiences.