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Titles by Justin from Bugg
Young Guv (or sometimes Young Governor) is the musical alias of Toronto-based musician Ben Cook, known for his work with Canadian hardcore groups No Warning and Fucked Up. Active in the hardcore scenes since the late '90s, the prolific Cook stretched out into a number of indie styles throughout the 2000s, initially launching the Young Governor moniker around 2010 with several collaborative singles and EPs for various small labels, including his own Bad Actors imprint. The Young Governor material was generally more aligned with melodic indie pop and hooky power pop than with punk. A 2012 release under the name Young Guv & the Scuzz further developed both the sound and name, which had changed simply to Young Guv by the time of his 2015 debut LP Ripe 4 Luv.