Gang of Youths

Performing Friday, May 24

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Gang of Youths

Performing Friday, May 24

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Led by singer and songwriter Dave Le’aupepe, indie rock quintet Gang of Youths was formed in Sydney, Australia in 2012. Just out of high school, Le’aupepe and friends — lead guitarist Joji Malani, guitarist/keyboardist Jung Kim, bass player Max Dunn, and drummer Donnie Borzestowski — released their first single, “Evangelists,” in 2013. It was picked up by radio, and buzz surrounding the band spread quickly. Gang of Youths started their own label, Mosy Recordings,and in late 2013, the band headed to New York to record with producer Kevin McMahon (Real Estate, Titus Andronicus). The resulting album, The Positions, was released in the spring of 2015 on Mosy in partnership with Sony Music. It became a Top Five album in Australia and led to five ARIA nominations. The band issued the follow-up EP Let Me Be Clear in 2016, which climbed to number two on Australia’s album chart. The band returned in early 2017 with singles including “What Can I Do If the Fire Goes Out?” from their second full-length, Go Farther in Lightness. It also featured the fiery hit “The Heart Is a Muscle” arriving in Australia and the U.S. that summer.

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