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Introducing: Gang Of Youths

Who?

Aussie indie rockers Gang of Youths are David Le’aupepe (lead vocals, guitar), Joji Malani (lead guitar), Max Dunn (bass), Jung Kim (keyboards, guitar) and Donnie Borzestowski (drums).

The Sound

Anthemic indie-rock provides the soundtrack to Le’aupepe’s contemplations on life after love and loss with respectable nods to the likes of Arcade Fire, War On Drugs, U2, The National and Bruce Springsteen. Check out the newest single “The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows”, which promises to cement Gang of Youths’ position as one of the next great big indie rock bands.

The Story

Having formed in 2012 in their hometown of Sydney, Gang of Youths have been steadily taking bigger and bigger audiences audiences by storm and this month find themselves on the cover of Rolling Stone Australia.

Their debut LP “The Positions”, released in 2015, chronicled front man Le’aupepe’s struggle with coming to terms with his then-wife’s battle with cancer, and his subsequent breakdown when the marriage collapsed. Their highly anticipated second album “Go Farther in Lightness”, is out here in UK on 13th October. 

 

Essential Tracks

Stand out hit single from the first album, “Magnolia” defiantly commemorates Le’aupepe’s 2014 suicide attempt in a somehow uplifting anthem…

Gang Of Youths – Magnolia

Gang Of Youths – Strange Diseases

When can I see them live then?

Gang Of Youths are in the UK this October. Check out the dates below…

15th October – Exchange, Bristol
16th October – Headrow House, Leeds
17th October – Stereo, Glasgow
18th October – Gullivers, Manchester
19th October – Electric Ballroom, London

Get tickets for upcoming Gang Of Youths shows at ticketweb.co.uk/gangofyouths

 

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