Gang of Youths

The 40 Best Australian Songs of 2019

January 20, 2020

With the Hottest 100 voting closing today, we thought we’d take our annual look back on the best songs of 2019. And should you still have to vote, we wanted to give you some ideas on some great local music to consider including in your top ten. We’ve put the 40 songs together in a […]

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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Photo Gallery: Laneway Festival – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (08.02.19)

February 11, 2019

Laneway Festival rolled into Hart’s Mill again on Friday, with a huge lineup including Gang of Youths, What So Not, Courtney Barnett, Camp Cope, Rex Orange County, and more, each act drawing massive crowds throughout the day. Our photographer Kerrie Geier was there to bring you these shots.

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Live Review: Gang of Youths put on a mesmerising show at Enmore Theatre as their huge tour comes to an end

December 3, 2018

Gang of Youths‘ epic stories of victory, tragedy and hope have been bringing young Australians a new appreciation of classic feelsy rock. The charisma, insightfulness and passion of lead singer Dave Le’aupepe has been at the front of most of this success, rendering comparisons to legends Bruce Springsteen and Michael Hutchence. I saw Gang of Youths perform […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths kick off record breaking 8 show run in Melbourne with epic set

October 31, 2018

It was always going to be a special night in Melbourne as Gang Of Youths returned to the city to grace the stage of the Forum Theatre for the opening night of their long string of tour dates across the country. The band, just returning from the US opening for the Foo Fighters, were happy […]

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Photo Gallery: Gang Of Youths + Charlie Collins – The Forum, Melbourne (28.10.18)

October 30, 2018

Fresh from their tour with the Foo Fighters around the USA, the Gang of Youths are back home, and embarking on their biggest tour ever – kicking things off with a record-breaking 8 show stint at The Forum in Melbourne – the biggest run the venue has ever seen. The venue even commissioned a mural […]

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Album Review: Gang of Youths – MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne (2018 LP)

October 25, 2018

I remember driving to work when I first got the chance to listen to Gang of Youths’ second album, Go Farther In Lightness. As I weaved through Western Sydney, there was a noticeable difference between GFIL and its predecessor, The Positions. Even from its first listen, GFIL felt like it was built for bigger things, […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits Day One ft. Paul McCartney + Khalid + Gang of Youths and more (05.10.18)

October 6, 2018

The iconic festival Austin City Limits kicked off its 2018 edition today in style today, with the help of Sir Paul McCartney, Brockhampton and Khalid. It was a busy day of live music, with plenty of great acts in action, including Fatai and Gang of Youths flying the flag for Australia. Melbourne’s Fatai, wearing all black in solidarity with the […]

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Gang of Youths to help launch new festival in Denver with Kendrick, Florence and more

August 16, 2018

Next month one of the biggest Music Festival promoters brings a lot of big names and good times to the Rocky Mountains with hopes to establish one of the best new parties of the year. Grandoozy is slated for Overland Park in Denver Colorado from September 14-16 and is being organzied by Superfly Productions. Superfly […]

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The 7 best moments from day two of Splendour belong to the Aussies: Gang of Youths, Amy Shark and more

July 22, 2018

Vampire Weekend may have been the headliners of night two, playing their first festival in four years and their first Australian show in five, but it was a day that belonged to the local acts – with Gang of Youths attracting what was undoubtedly the biggest crowd of the day, and other acts like Amy […]

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Gang of Youths frontman David Le’aupepe auctions off Go Farther in Lightness guitar for charity RAICES

July 19, 2018

Sydney outfit Gang of Youths have been busy touring the world this year, though fans will be surely looking forward to singing along to all their hits off their acclaimed, ARIA winning and chart topping record Go Farther in Lightness, this weekend at Splendour in the Grass. And now fans have the chance to own […]

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Montreal’s Osheaga Festival lines up Tash Sultana, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths, Alex Lahey and more Aussies for 2018

July 6, 2018

Montreal’s Osheaga Festival, which takes place on the first weekend of August at Parc Jean-Drapeau, has lined up a mammoth lineup for its 2018 event. Among the big names to grace the stage this year include Travis Scott, Odesza, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Khalid and Florence and the Machine. And they’re accompanied by an impressive array […]

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Lollapalooza 2018 will bring some of Australia’s strongest talent to Chicago in August

June 13, 2018

The 2018 edition of Lollapalooza was just announced and the lineup is riddled with big names and massive headliners. From possibly the biggest pop stars of today, to the most iconic rockers of this generation, the Chicago four day music festival will have something for everyone and especially a great Australian presence. Bruno Mars, Jack […]

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Gang of Youths may as well call Melbourne home; seventh show added to ‘Say Yes To Life’ tour

June 7, 2018

This forthcoming Gang of Youths Australian tour is getting a bit outta hand now, guys. The ‘Say Yes to Life’ run that will have the Sydney band return from London has grown from a handful of shows to a mammoth venture on the band’s part to meet the demands of their fans and squash scalpers from […]

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The Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition names Amy Shark and David Le’aupepe their top writers for 2018

May 10, 2018

Amy Shark and David Le’aupepe are two of the country’s most popular songwriters and musicians at the moment, so it comes as little surprise that they would come out on at the top end of the list for an event like the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition. The Gold Coast’s Amy came out with first place, with “Adore” […]

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Alice Ivy, Gang of Youths, Gordi and more round out this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting comp shortlist

April 19, 2018

The shortlist for this year’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition has been unveiled today, with submissions from all over the globe being considered for the ultimate prize – AUD $50,000 cash from APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG, not to mention an AUD $5,000 travel package from the Show Group. For this year’s competition, 3,296 songwriters entered […]

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Interview: Common Holly (Canada) on touring North America with Gang of Youths and playing SXSW

April 12, 2018

Montreal’s indie-rock rising star Brigitte Nagga, better known as Common Holly, set tongues wagging at SXSW as she showed off her latest album Playing House – just as Aussie band Gang of Youths were doing the same. Since the Austin event, they’ve been touring America together, and to learn a little more about the artist […]

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Gang of Youths, Dermot Kennedy & more confirmed for Secret Sounds’ SXSW bash

February 28, 2018

The Secret Sounds SXSW big bash parties are highlights of the Texan music festival each year; a great opportunity for people to see some of Australia’s best homegrown talent, while giving the Australian badge holders a little insight into the international buzz acts who may be making their way Down Under sooner rather than later. […]

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Festival Review: Sydney City Limits debuts with a bang at Centennial Park

February 26, 2018

It’s always going to be tough for a new festival to break into a seemingly saturated market and also have a line up that would rival just about any other festival across the world. Thankfully, the team behind Sydney City Limits know a thing or two about booking, curating and planning a successful festival in […]

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Jen Cloher, Amy Shark, Gang of Youths & more up for APRA Song of the Year

January 12, 2018

The APRA Song of the Year nominees have been revealed this week, with 20 tunes penned by Australian songwriters up for the main title. With the results being announced in Sydney in April, the APRA Song of the Year has been decided upon by a panel of industry judges, whose task it is to now whittle […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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The 20 Best Australian Albums of 2017!

December 21, 2017

There’s no mistaking it, 2017 has been a stellar year for Australian music. We’ve seen Aussies surge forward internationally, while the term ‘household name’ has never been truer for some as this year has rolled out. As we approach the end of 2017, we’ve put together our annual End Of list, representing the 20 Best Australian […]

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Winners of the 2017 AU Awards announced; Meg Mac, Gang of Youths, Bec Sandridge & West Thebarton come out on top

December 14, 2017

Earlier in the week, we announced our annual list of acknowledgements of live music and the artists who have really made 2017 their own, via the annual AU Awards. Whether it was a breakout year for some, or a year where an acclaimed album became a defining moment in a band’s career, 2017 has provided some epic […]

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The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

December 12, 2017

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established). Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, […]

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Amy Shark, Gang of Youths amongst major winners at the National Live Music Awards

December 8, 2017

Eight events took place simultaneously around the country last night, celebrating the contributions to live music by some of our best established and emerging acts, with the National Live Music Awards taking place from another year. With the ticketed gala event happening at The Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, the Melbourne event of the NLMAs saw […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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Adelaide’s Bird in Hand winery to host Gang of Youths and Neil Finn in February

December 1, 2017

South Australia’s wine region is renowned for its top quality drops and in recent years, the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale districts have been jumping into the music pond, hosting concerts by some stellar Australian and international artists. The Bird in Hand winery out in the Hills has thrown down the gauntlet for […]

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Gang of Youths and Paul Kelly sweep the 2017 ARIA Awards

November 29, 2017

Last night belonged to Gang of Youths and Paul Kelly, with the band from Sydney’s inner west and one of Australia’s most beloved songwriters taking home four ARIA Awards apiece at the 2017 ceremony held at The Star Event Centre. Along with them, the ARIAs proved to be huge for A.B. Original, who won ARIAs in the Best Urban […]

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Paul Kelly enlists Gang of Youths, Meg Mac & Gretta Ray for a gravy making session in Melbourne

October 26, 2017

Paul Kelly‘s “How to Make Gravy” is a bonafide Australian classic. The unlikely Christmas Classic has been a staple of many a fan’s music collection since 1996, with December 21st lovingly referred to as “Gravy Day” amongst Kelly fans. What better way to celebrate it this year than with a rich, tasty musical event in […]

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