Check out the 7-minute lead track to come from Young Guv’s mini album. It’s a million miles away from hardcore punk


Ben Cook – who makes an honest living as the guitarist of Canadian punk band Fucked Up – has, over the years, juggled various side projects, including the often overlooked The Bitters and The Roommates.

Young Guv seems to be the one he’s most interested in pursuing, though, and it’s the most accessible of all his projects – one that points to his pop ghostwriting skills for Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson.

In the past, Cook has been a child star actor and a confessed kleptomaniac, but now, with the release of Young Guv’s mini album ‘Ripe 4 Luv’ (out March 9th via Slumberland), he’s going clean, and into the world of glimmering, soulful pop.

Here’s ‘Wrong Crowd’.