Gang of Youths

Gang of Youths, Marlon Williams, Brightness & more feature on SXSW Music line up for 2018

October 11, 2017

The first line up for next year’s SXSW music festival dropped in the early hours, unveiling an impressive list of global names set to be performing in and around Austin, Texas, from March 12th – 18th. Returning names include the likes of Shamir, Marlon Williams and Milk & Bone, while the Australian contingent boasts some of our favourite established and […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy Award nominees revealed for the 2017 ARIA Awards

October 4, 2017

Nominees have started rolling out for this year’s ARIA Awards, with the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories coming first out of the gate this morning. With the winners to be revealed at ARIA’s annual nominations event at the National Gallery in Sydney on October 10th, the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations will […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths wear their hearts on their sleeves with emotional Melbourne show

September 8, 2017

“This world is full of cynics- full of people who don’t want you to be alive, to be real,” yells Dave Le’aupepe to a thumping heavy crowd full of youthful faces, each looking up at him adoringly, hanging on his every word. “Don’t let them stop you from living your life. Don’t let anybody ever […]

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Album Review: Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness (2017 LP)

August 18, 2017

Straight off the bat, Go Farther In Lightness is a victory album. It’s a victory of love and loss; a triumph for hope and life. It’s an album with many peaks and just as many moments that make you ponder and appreciate your existence. It’s a compass for those lacking direction. It’s the ‘I may […]

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Interview: David Le’aupepe & Joji Malani on Gang of Youths’ continued strides forward into the light

August 18, 2017

It seems just yesterday that we were celebrating Gang of Youths as a recently discovered band destined for success – yet here we are at the release of their sophomore record, Go Farther in Lightness. I caught up with frontman Dave Le’aupepe and lead guitarist Joji Malani about how Go Farther in Lightness came together, racism in the Australian music […]

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The 20 Best Singles of 2017 (So Far) from Australia and Around the World

July 6, 2017

Earlier this week, we unveiled our list of the 20 Best Albums of 2017 so far – as voted by our team – with The Smith Street Band reigning supreme with their acclaimed album, More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Breaking things down even further, today we throw the spotlight on some of the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gang of Youths “What Can I Do if The Fire Goes Out?” (2017)

April 12, 2017

Gang of Youths teamed up with another Sydney master talent in Thomas Rawle to bring their new single – “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?” – to life, visually. The self-taught animator has been producing some impressive shorts and clips for a little while now but this music video sees Rawle really step […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Watch Gang of Youths drop “Kansas”, cover U2 for New York City cellar session

March 6, 2017

During their recent time spent in New York, Gang of Youths dropped by the City Winery for a special cellar session for One on One. Joji and David perform “The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows”, The Positions album cut “Kansas” before closing the session with a cover of U2‘s “With or Without You”. For any fan, you know you want in on this. Now based […]

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Single of the Day: Gang of Youths “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?”

February 10, 2017

In what’s become like a bittersweet farewell present (at least, for the next few months), Gang of Youths have this week dropped a brand new track for fans in “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?”. If you were able to catch the boys performing recently at the Laneway Festival, you would’ve been amongst […]

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Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival lights up Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle (04.02.17)

February 6, 2017

Sixteen years ago, Sum 41 released an album titled All Killer, No Filler. In late 2016, Laneway Festival made a line up announcement that was pretty much the same thing: all killer, no filler. As the festival made its way to Sydney on the first weekend of February 2017, pretty much all acts went about […]

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Review: The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival brings noise and life to Port Adelaide’s Harts Mill for another summer

February 5, 2017

A refreshed sense of vibrancy? A positive outlook on what’s still to come from artists in our own backyard as well as abroad? This year’s Laneway Festival had a lot going for it this year. In terms of highlights of the 2017 Laneway Festival, let’s start with Adelaide local, Lonelyspeck. Recently welcomed into the TEEF family, Lonelyspeck’s profile […]

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Festival Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – FCAC & The River’s Edge, Melbourne (28.01.17)

January 30, 2017

You know those choose-your-own-adventure novels, the ones you read as a kid? With the exception of dying in 90% of the story lines, the Laneway Festival is like that – bear with me here. There’s thirty-six acts, and where you start, stop and travel is entirely up to you. I asked my maths-genius friend to […]

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Festival Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds (26.01.17)

January 27, 2017

The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off for another year yesterday, celebrating the public holiday out on the east coast at the Brisbane Showgrounds. With acts including A.B. ORIGINAL, Gang of Youths, Whitney and Tame Impala all taking to stages throughout the day and evening, punters showed up in strong numbers to get around it. Photos by Andrew Wade. [print_gllr […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 17, 2017

You may have been keeping up with our recent ‘Best of 2016’ series over the last week and as we get stuck into a year of new music, we take a final look back at the songs that made our year. Throwing voting open to our contributors, we’ve compiled 40 of the best songs that […]

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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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Festival of the Sun artists rate the Best Albums of 2016!

December 23, 2016

As we reach the end of another year, the question of what has been the best album/s of the 2016 has been thrown around. While up at Festival of the Sun recently, we posed the question to some of the artists backstage. From Mesa Cosa‘s Blood & Brains, Skegss‘ Everyone Is Good At Something, D.D Dumbo‘s Utopia Defeated and A.B. […]

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Festival Review: Castaway – Thompson Bay, Rottnest Island (11.12.16)

December 14, 2016

The lead up to Castaway Festival was looking a little grimmer by the day as people scrambled to sell tickets, and the weather forecast fluctuated out of favour. But there’s nothing that rekindles that mix of festival excitement over seeing some killer acts, and a splash of anxiety over whether you’ll peak too soon, quite […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

November 30, 2016

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad. NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at […]

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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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Camp Cope, Gang of Youths & Tkay Maidza rack up nominations for the 2016 National Live Music Awards!

October 10, 2016

The nominees for the National Live Music Awards have been announced around the country today, with 51 categories being unveiled across the board. Winners are to be announced on November 29th at events being run nationally, with both national and state-specific categories being voted on by a judging panel of industry professionals from right around Australia. […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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The 2017 Laneway Festival line up is here, with Tame Impala, Glass Animals, The Julie Ruin & more confirmed

September 14, 2016

In its 13th year in 2017, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival returns with some names that have graced its stages before breaking out overseas, some names who will be making their Laneway debut and some names that come with a solid whack of international hype backing them. We already knew that A.B. Original and Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) would be on […]

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Gang of Youths, Seth Sentry, Montaigne & more hitting Port Macquarie for Festival of the Sun!

August 15, 2016

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie for its 12th year in 2016, bringing with them a strong and brilliantly curated line up of Australian artists for the ride. The ‘Deep Sea Edition’ of FOTSUN this year will be hosting the likes of Gang of Youths, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, Seth Sentry and more on the North Coast this […]

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Gang of Youths, Jarryd James & Bag Raiders set for the 2016 Castaway Festival line up!

August 8, 2016

Thompson’s Bay on Rottnest Island is going to be drawing out boatloads of music fans this December, as the Castaway Festival returns for its fifth year! We couldn’t think of any better way to spend a Sunday this Summer than by taking in some gorgeous ocean views and soaking up some good-time energy that comes […]

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Why We Run, Julia Jacklin, The Preatures and Gang of Youths help showcase Sydney’s incredible live music scene

August 5, 2016

Over the past few weeks, Sydney has seen dozens upon dozens of big name concerts, with guests from around the world in town thanks to Splendour in the Grass. On any given night, there have been half a dozen SOLD OUT signs around the city for any of these acts. Amidst all the negative talk […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (02.08.16)

August 4, 2016

The pro’s of getting the chance to review a show announced the day it’s performed is that you don’t have to wait two hours in line, in the freezing wind and rain, to see one of Australia’s best live bands. Luckily for me, I was reviewing, so got to bypass the 50m long line and […]

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Gang of Youths playing free show at the Newtown Social Club tonight

August 2, 2016

The celebrations around their new EP Let Me Be Clear continue in their hometown of Sydney tonight, with Gang of Youths set to perform and exclusive FREE show at the Newtown Social Club this evening. Numbers are obviously going to be extremely limited, so if you want to see the band showcasing their new record, be sure to get to the […]

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