Gang of Youths will be joining us in the shop on Monday 28th February for a short Acoustic Session and signing starting at 5pm
As you may know our shop is pretty tiny so we only have a VERY Limited amount of space available for this show - All you have to do to Guarantee entry is pre order a copy of the album on any format below
No tickets are being issued once ordered your name automatically gets added to our door list
Albums can be collected from us any time after the release day on Friday 25th February
2. in the wake of your leave
3. the angel of 8th ave.
6. tend the garden
7. the kingdom is within you
8. spirit boy
11. the man himself
12. hand of god
13. goal of the century
Gang of Youths will celebrate the album’s release with a series of short instore performances and signing sessions,
The band then embark upon a UK and European headline tour from
March 3 rd , with most shows either now sold-out or with very limited tickets remaining. Their live plans continue with tours of North America and Australia. The band’s growing European festival schedule calls at Glasgow’s TRNSMT,
where they join a bill headed by Lewis Capaldi and Wolf Alice. Please see their website for a full list of dates and ticket
Gang of Youths say, “the album is about the life and legacy of Dave's father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington.”
Despite and indeed because of frontman Dave Le’aupepe’s father’s absence, his influence permeates every talking point that the album offers. At times it’s solely focused upon the precise, personal experiences of loss: the dichotomy of intensity and peace that comes as someone passes through their final days; the overwhelming feeling in the wake of their death that life will never be the same, even if the rest of the world at large remains utterly unchanged.
Following their recent singles, ‘the angel of 8th ave.’ , telling of falling in love in a new city and making a home in another, and ‘the man himself’, a song created around a sample recording from the island of Mangaia in the Cook Islands that is about living without the guiding hand of your own father, today they release ‘tend the garden’.
Although the album is eclectic - influences range from American minimalism and contemporary classical, to drawing upon the legacy of Britain’s alternative/indie scenes, from drum ‘n’ bass to the most transcendent moments of Britpop -- it’s equally rooted in Le’aupepe’s Samoan heritage, with the majority of tracks featuring samples from David Fanshawe’s recordings of indigenous music from the Polynesian islands and the wider South Pacific. ‘angel in realtime’ also features contributions from a cast of talented Pasifika and Māori vocalists and instrumentalists.
Le’aupepe says, “I hope the record stands as a monument to the man my father was and remains long after I’m gone myself. He deserved it.”
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