In 2010, Hugo Manuel debuted Chad Valley — a
project named after a British brand of toys and an area in Birmingham —
with a self-titled EP. A year later, he issued another EP, Equatorial Ultravox, and in 2012 his first full-length, Young Hunger, landed. Young Hunger demonstrates
the warmth of Caribou shining through, even though that inspiration stands in the shadow of the
pronounced influence of 1980s Pop.