Kristeen Young

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Kristeen Young
Young singing into a microphone onstage
Young performing live at Dante's in Portland, Oregon, in 2009
Background information
Born St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
Associated acts

Kristeen Young is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her touring band is known as KRISTEENYOUNG. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Young began playing piano as a teenager and later attended an art school. She has released seven studio albums. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey. She also recorded with record producer Tony Visconti and musician Dave Grohl.

In 1997, she released her debut album Meet Miss Young and Her All Boy Band. In the early 2000s, she began working with Tony Visconti on Breasticles. Issued in 2003, Breasticles featured a duet with David Bowie, "Saviour".[1] On 2004's X, the opening track "No Other God" was a duet with Brian Molko of Placebo.

Besides her own work, Young has also been featured on other artists' records. She appeared on David Bowie's Heathen in 2002, provided the operatic vocals in Morrissey's single "That's How People Grow Up" in 2008, sang vocals on an alternate version of "New Kid" by Monokino in 2009,[2] and collaborated with GUIDES to perform a cover of "Leave Me Alone" by New Order in 2015.

In May 2014, Young released her seventh album The Knife Shift: it was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments on it, including drums, piano, guitars and bass.[3][4]

Young plans on recording a new album in 2016 and touring extensively afterwards.


Studio albums[edit]


  • Touch Tongues (N- 2003, Portugal)
  • Kill the Father (Sanctuary/Attack 2006, UK)
  • London Cry (Sanctuary/Attack 2006, UK)
  • Pictures of Sasha Grey (Digital Release Only, TVPI 2014, US)


  • V the Volcanic (2011)

Songs on other albums[edit]

  • "The Last Thing You Need to Hear", on album What's the Word, Vol. 1 (1999)
  • "Rotting on the Vine", on album Music from the Succubus Club (2000)
  • "New Kid", on album Heartbeat by Monokino (2010)


  1. ^ Dave Thompson. Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie. 2006. ECW Press. ISBN 1550227335
  2. ^ "New Kid (ft. Kristeen Young, mixed by Tony Visconti)". Monokino; Retrieved 6 June 2014]
  3. ^ Dave Grohl collaborates with Kristeen Young on The Pictures Of Sasha Grey. NME. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014
  4. ^ Dan Reill. Kristeen Young, 'The Pictures of Sasha Grey. Billboard. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014

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