“bold-yet-brooding music akin to Alligator-era the National” – Stereogum
“poignant cello-led ballads and explosive bar rock” – Pitchfork
“one of the most thrilling and emotive live acts in music today” - NME
One of Australia’s most talked about bands of the last year, Gang Of Youths, are returning to North America to tour this June. The band are returning off the back of a 3 show residency in New York playing 2 sold out nights at the Mercury Lounge followed by a performance at Rough Trade.
Regarded as one of Australia’s best live acts, Gang Of Youths will be previewing material from their upcoming sophomore album, which is the follow-up to their highly praised debut album ‘The Positions’. The band are no stranger to these shores, having both lived in Nashville, and recorded their debut album in New York with Kevin McMahon (Swans, Rhett Miller, Titus Andronicus), which was mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit).
Their debut record landed at #5 on the Australian album charts (ARIA charts) and notched five ARIA Award nominations, including “Best Rock Album.” The Positions received acclaim internationally from The Guardian, Stereogum, Rolling Stone Australia, NME, Pitchfork, and more as the band supported the likes of Vampire Weekend, Manchester Orchestra and Frightened Rabbit on the road. They have since followed this record up with a new EP titled ‘Let Me Be Clear’ in July 2016 which landed at #2 in Australian charts.
To date the band have clocked up over 10,000,000 Spotify streams, they have been selling out some Australia’s most prestigious venues, and have played festivals across the world including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound Festival, Laneway Festival, Primavera, The Great Escape, and SXSW.