Gang of Youths

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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Festival Review: Splendour in the Grass – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (22.07.16 – 24.07.16)

July 27, 2016

Splendour in the Grass has existed as a must-attend festival in the minds of almost every Australian music fan since its inception in 2001. Widely regarded as one of the music events on the Australian calendar, the Byron Bay festival has seen some of the world’s best tread its stages and offer up live music […]

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Let Me Be Clear: David Le’aupepe talks moving on from The Positions with Gang of Youths

July 27, 2016

When Gang of Youths released their debut album, The Positions, back in April 2014, the record’s candid content matter would remain a main and ever-present focus right throughout its ensuing tour and promo cycle. As ‘the album about cancer’, The Positions was quick to solidify itself with the Gangs’ fan base and corners of the […]

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Album Review: Gang Of Youths – Let Me Be Clear (2016 EP)

July 26, 2016

There aren’t too many good things to come out of illness and disease. Two of them, however, are the first two releases from Sydney band Gang Of Youths. While 2015 was hit by the massive and anthemic concept LP The Positions, 2016 is inevitably going to become enthralled by its follow-up EP, Let Me Be […]

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Editor’s Picks: The Best of Splendour in the Grass 2016!

July 25, 2016

For another year, Splendour in the Grass has succeeded in pulling off one memorable live music event out in Byron Bay. Providing a line up of artists representing some of the best touring musicians Australia has at the minute, not to mention some incredible international visitors, Splendour was more than just a playground for triple […]

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A star-studded lineup pay beautiful, fitting tribute to Szymon on day two at Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2016

Saturday at Splendour in the Grass was a particularly special one for the Borzestowski family, as they (along with some friends) brought the late Szymon‘s acclaimed debut album, Tigersapp, to life as part of a moving tribute to the Newcastle producer and songwriter. The GW McLennan Tent had a strong crowd of supporters during the […]

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What’s Your Flava? – Highlighting diversity in the Australian music industry (Part Two)

July 8, 2016

Last week, we brought you the first part of our feature on the diversity existing and thriving within our music industry. Across genres, artists have been standing up, proudly so, and making some incredible music that has been, as we found out, influenced by their cultural upbringings in some way. Whether they had relocated from […]

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A look back at the best performances and moments of Primavera Sound 2016 in Barcelona

June 15, 2016

Over five days, at the start of the Northern Hemisphere Summer, Primavera Sound took over Barcelona in Spain with one of the world’s finest and most eclectic music festivals. Earlier this month, we outlined why every Australian should make the pilgrimage to the event – which was without question one of the best events I’ve […]

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Check out Gang of Youths’ “Strange Diseases” music video as the band continues to make headway overseas

June 14, 2016

Currently on the US West Coast, eyeing up two dates in Cali, Gang of Youths have recently shared a new music video, this time for “Strange Diseases”. After winning more fans at The Great Escape in the UK before playing to sold out crowds in London, travelling through Europe stopping in Amsterdam and finishing with three […]

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8 reasons why every Australian needs to make the pilgrimage to Barcelona for Primavera Sound

June 9, 2016

I’ve just jumped off a plane from Spain, following a week in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Sound Festival – which, in its 16th year, is one of Europe’s most iconic and popular events. And there’s a good reason for it – it is unequivocally one of the world’s finest festivals. That’s a matter of opinion […]

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7 Artists You Can’t Miss at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Spain this week

June 1, 2016

Today, the annual festival Primavera Sound kicks off in Barcelona, Spain – a five day event that has expanded in recent years with the addition of a conference arm – Primavera Pro – which has welcomed a group of emerging artists to the festival, alongside the big name headliners we can expect to see at […]

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Impressions at The Great Escape: Who made their mark at Brighton in 2016?

May 26, 2016

Heading to the UK last week, I had no proper idea of what to be expecting from The Great Escape. I had assumed it would be like SXSW but colder and by the beach, but aside from that, all I had to go on were stories from friends who’d showcased in Brighton in the past or […]

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Gang of Youths’ new single “Strange Diseases” premieres on Apple Music Beats One with Zane Lowe

May 17, 2016

This week, Gang of Youths kick off their run of international tour dates (starting in the UK at The Great Escape) but before they get that ball rolling, the Sydney band has had the first taste of new EP Let Me Be Clear premiere overnight! Zane Lowe premiered “Strange Diseases” on his Beats One show through Apple […]

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Aussies at The Great Escape: 9 Artists to Watch in Brighton

May 17, 2016

As we proceed further into 2016, the international live music showcase train also continues to chug along; from SXSW to CMW in Toronto recently, the next major stop on the calendar is Brighton, England for The Great Escape Festival. Regarded as the major event for new music discovery in Europe, The Great Escape this year […]

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Full Aussie contingency revealed for Primavera Pro & Sound in Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2016

Barcelona, Spain’s annual music festival and conference Primavera has revealed the 41 bands who will make up their Primavera Pro line-up – showcasing the bands from around the world who will feature as part of the conference part of the festival. Among them are six Australian artists: Gang Of Youths, Jack Carty, The Meanies, Methyl Ethel, Money For Rope and […]

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Live Review: Gang of Youths – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (09.04.16)

April 12, 2016

As the smell of weed makes its way around the Enmore Theatre, the lights go down and Gang of Youths slowly take the stage to the Rocky theme. Young girls jump up and down in trepidation, their enthusiasm a sign of what’s to come in tonight’s show. Opening with “Restraint and Release”, the crowd sing “So […]

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Splendour line up drops; The Strokes, The Cure & The Avalanches lead 2016 bill!

April 12, 2016

Well, god damn. After weeks of speculation, triple j today announced the line up for the 2016 Splendour in the Grass festival and it is huge. Headlining the Byron Bay event this July 22nd – July 24th at The Strokes, while rumoured headliners The Cure have also been confirmed. The Avalanches, who sparked excitement yesterday with updates to their social media channels, […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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Aussies Abroad: Gang of Youths reveal European and American tour details

April 1, 2016

Sydney’s Gang of Youths have announced the dates for their May/June tour of Europe and America, which will see them playing a string of headline shows, alongside festival appearances at the iconic Great Escape in Brighton and Primavera Sound in Barcelona, alongside the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead. Their debut album The Positions received five […]

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Julia Jacklin, Gang of Youths, City Calm Down & more added to The Great Escape line up!

March 31, 2016

Brighton mega-festival and industry convention, The Great Escape, has just added a whole new round of artists to the 2016 bill because evidently 300 musicians on the first announcement signified that they were only getting started. The new announcement includes exciting artists including Thomas Cohen, Barns Courtney, SG Lewis  and Carnival Youth, while Australian acts like Julia Jacklin, Gang of Youths, City Calm Down, Vallis Alps and Kim […]

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Gang of Youths reveal European and American tour details!

March 31, 2016

Sydney’s Gang of Youths has announced the dates for their May/June tour of Europe and America. Their debut album The Positions received five ARIA nominations in 2015, and won Live Act of the Year and Best Domestic Tour at the AU Live Music Awards last year. Along with all the praise and accolades, the boys have released […]

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Aussies Abroad: Julia Jacklin, Gang of Youths, City Calm Down & more added to The Great Escape line up!

March 31, 2016

Brighton mega-festival and industry convention, The Great Escape, has just added a whole new round of artists to the 2016 bill because evidently 300 musicians on the first announcement signified that they were only getting started. The new announcement includes exciting artists including Thomas Cohen, Barns Courtney, SG Lewis  and Carnival Youth, while Australian acts like Julia Jacklin, Gang of Youths, City Calm Down, Vallis Alps and Kim […]

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Festival Review: Auckland City Limits – Western Springs (19.03.16)

March 23, 2016

After a worrying spat of cancelled festivals – Soulfest, Echo Fest and Westfest – it would have been understandable for the majority to approach the inaugural Auckland City Limits with caution. The reputation of Austin City Limits, one of the biggest and most loved music festivals in the history of music festivals, may have been […]

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Five Acts Not to Miss at Auckland City Limits 2016!

March 17, 2016

This Saturday (19th March) will be a historical moment for those that really love their music festivals, as one of the most established in history, Austin City Limits, is brought down to the Southern Hemisphere (finally!) and transposed to fit the city-surrounds of beautiful Auckland, New Zealand. The increasingly popular city will be the focal point […]

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The magic and splendour of one of Australia’s finest boutique festivals – Secret Garden

March 2, 2016

It’s hard to know where to begin when covering the NSW boutique festival Secret Garden, an event I attended for the first time over the weekend. It takes place about an hour out of Sydney and gives precedence to its name by not revealing its announcement until the event sells out; which was about a week […]

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Day Wave making Australian debut supporting Gang Of Youths this April!

March 2, 2016

Californian Day Wave (aka Jackson Phillips) has already begun generating momentum surrounding his music in Australia following his recent signing to I OH YOU and subsequent love from blogs and music fans in the lead up to the release of his Hard to Read EP (due out tomorrow, March 4th). For those who’ve been hanging out for Day […]

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Venue Spotlight: The Best Gigs at the Oxford Art Factory (so far…)

February 25, 2016

As live music and entertainment venues establishes are facing closure not just in Sydney, but elsewhere in the country too, we’ve been reminiscing on some of our favourites around the country over the years. There are notable hotspots in each capital for sure, where some incredible musical talent have cut their teeth as live touring bands […]

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Raury, Gang of Youths & Tuka feature on newly announced Secret Garden Festival line up!

February 23, 2016

The 2016 Secret Garden Festival has officially sold out and we all know what that means – the line up has followed straight behind it! The NSW event celebrates its eighth sold out year in a row and with only two more sleeps left until it kicks off for another year, the organisers have unveiled the full […]

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Live Review: David Le’aupepe + The Button Collective + Nothing Rhymes With David + Spencer Scott + Allison Gallagher – Black Wire Records, Sydney (31.01.16)

February 1, 2016

After the atrocious weather Sydney copped leading up to the weekend, it wasn’t shaping up to be the ideal time to hold an afternoon courtyard event. But come Sunday morning, the rain decided to play nice and blue skies and sunshine were welcomed, just in time for the crowds to start pouring into Sydney’s Black […]

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