Gang Of Youths: What You Need To Know
25 February 2022, 09:00
Find out everything you need to know about the Aussie five-piece here.
Who are they?
Gang Of Youths consist of lead vocalist and guitarist David Le'aupepe, bassist Max Dunn, Jung Kim on keyboards and guitar, Tom Hobden on keyboards and Donnie Borzestowski on drums.
Where are they from?
Gang of Youths hail from Sydney, Australia.
However, the band have a very mixed heritage, with keyboardist Jung Kim being Korean-American, bassist Maxwell Dunn hailing from New Zealand and drummer Donnie Borzestowski's background is Polish-Australian Frontman Le'aupepe has Samoan-Jewish heritage.
Gang of Youths play What Can I Do If the Fire Goes Out
How did they form?
The band were formed in 2012 with original drummer Sam O'Donnell.
Members of the band met while attending famous evangelical church Hillsong.
However frontman Le'aupepe has since distanced himself from any "religious affiliations".
As reported by Australia's Music Feeds, the rocker said: "Within conversations about faith, however, I still align myself with Jesus. I’m just not a great poster-boy for it – I’m a fornicating drunkard who swears a lot and listens to a lot of black metal".
Gang Of Youths - Let Me Down Easy LIVE | Radio X Session | Radio X
What was their debut album?
Gang Of Youths released their debut album, The Positions, in 2013 and it debuted at No.5 on the ARIA (Australian music sales) charts.
Watch the video for Radioface, which appears on the album:
Gang Of Youths - Radioface
What have they released since?
The band's second album was entitled Go Farther In Lightness and was released on 18 August 2017.
Gang Of Youths break down new song The Angel Of 8th Ave. | Behind The Lyrics | Radio X
Their third album,Angel In Realtime, is released on 25th February 2022 and it's already spawned the singles The Angel Of 8th Avenue and In The Wake Of Your Leave,
Gang of Youths - in the wake of your leave (Official Video)
Where can I see them live?
Gang Of Youths are now based in Islington, North London, but have sadly have had to postpone some of their European shows in support of their new album Angel In Realtime until the autumn.
Their UK and Ireland shows will go ahead and include:
- 3rd March Button Factory, Dublin
- 5th March Riverside, Newcastle
- 6th March Barrowland, Glasgow
- 8th March Beckett, Leeds
- 9th March O2 Academy, Bristol
- 12th March O2 Institute2, Birmingham
- 13th March Albert Hall, Manchester
- 15th March O2 Academy, Brixton
You can also catch Gang Of Youths at TRNSMT Festival in July.
For more info see www.gangofyouths.com