The last 12 months have seen Australian act Gang Of Youths shift from playing to nobody in an inner-city garage to national tours with hometown heroes Cloud Control, taking the stage at Webster Hall in New York City supporting Smith Westerns and Sky Ferreira and then journeying back to Sydney to play alongside critically-acclaimed NYC pop giants Vampire Weekend and Scottish indie rock pioneers Frightened Rabbit.
The group’s year of infancy has seen them featured in NME Magazine’s Buzz as well as receive substantial airplay the world over for their first single, Evangelists—from BBC 1 in the UK to KEXP and KCRW in the United States to FBi and JJJ in Australia.
2014 will see the release of GOY’s first full-length recording after some months working with producer Kevin McMahon in upstate New York whose recent credits include working with Titus Andronicus, Swans and Real Estate. This newest cut, Poison Drum, is mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Jonsi, Frightened Rabbit) and comes right after the band’s UK live stint with Manchester Orchestra.
Listen to Poison Drum: