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Kristeen Young is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Young began playing piano as a teenager and later attended art school. She has released seven studio albums. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie, Morrissey, Brian Molko of Placebo and The Damned (band). She also recorded with record producer Tony Visconti and drummer Dave Grohl.

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



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, which 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. She also provided the operatic vocals in Morrissey's single "That's How People Grow Up" in 2008. She then 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, which was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments, including drums, piano, guitars and bass.[3][4]

Young recorded a new album in 2016 titled Live! at the Witch's Tit which was released on September 29, 2017. According to a video posted to her Facebook page, Kristeen has been working on new material and plans to tour extensively in 2019.[5]


Studio albumsEdit


  • 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)
  • NICE (Digital Release Only, TVPI 2017, US)


  • V the Volcanic (2011)

Songs on other albumsEdit

  • "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)
  • "Leave Me Alone", EP by GUIDES (2015)


  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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