We’ve slowed things down a little for today’s GIGsoup Track of the Day. The quite beautiful ‘Riverlands‘ from Australia’s ‘Gang of Youths‘ may be a little short but it’s stunning melody is absorbing from start to finish.
The last 12 months have seen ‘Gang Of Youths‘ shift from playing to nobody in an inner-city garage to national tours with hometown heroes ‘Cloud Control‘, taking the stage at Webster Hall in New York City supporting ‘Smith Westerns‘ and ‘Sky Ferreira‘ and then journeying back to Sydney to play alongside critically-acclaimed NYC pop giants ‘Vampire Weekend‘ and Scottish indie rock pioneers ‘Frightened Rabbit‘.
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The group’s year of infancy has seen them featured in NME Magazine’s Buzz as well as receive substantial airplay the world over for their first single, Evangelists—from BBC 1 in the UK to KEXP and KCRW in the United States to FBi and JJJ in Australia.
2014 will see the release of ‘Gang of Youths’ first full-length recording after some months working with producer Kevin McMahon in upstate New York whose recent credits include working with ‘Titus Andronicus’, ‘Swans’ and ‘Real Estate’.
The band will be in the UK for dates this coming week. The first is tonight.
10th April – Scala, London (supporting Manchester Orchestra)
11th April – Club Academy, Manchester (supporting Manchester Orchestra)
12th – SWG, Glasgow (supporting Manchester Orchestra)
14th – Lexington, London (headline show)