by the partae
Sydney, Australia band Gang of Youths today release their powerful new single “Atlas Drowned.” The track was written by frontman David Le’aupepe  in response to the current political state in the United States.
The single follows a previously announced US tour that will kick off June 2nd at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and conclude at The Echo in LA on June 15th. A full rundown of dates can be found below. AXS caught a recent show in NYC and noted, “They work together phenomenally as a unit. They’re loud, they’re tight, and they’re all natural performers. As the frontman and the face of the band however, David Le’aupepe may be one of the best rising performers in the business.” Gang Of Youths will be previewing new material from their upcoming sophomore album. The album will be the follow-up to their highly praised debut album The Positions.
Their debut record landed at #5 on the Australian album charts (ARIA charts) and notched five ARIA Award nominations, including “Best Rock Album.” The Positions received acclaim internationally from The Guardian, Stereogum, Rolling Stone Australia, NME, and more as the band supported the likes of Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira, and Manchester Orchestra on the road. They have since followed this record up with a new EP titled Let Me Be Clear in July 2016.
To date the band have clocked up over 10,000,000 Spotify streams and have played festivals across the world including Splendour In The Grass, Southbound Festival, Laneway Festival, Primavera, The Great Escape, and SXSW.
Upcoming US Tour Dates:
06.02.17 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
06.03.17 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
06.05.17 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
06.06.17 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
06.08.17 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
06.09.17 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
06.11.17 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
06.12.17 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
06.14.17 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
06.15.17 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Upcoming UK/EU Tour Dates
5/12/17 – Auster, Berlin
5/13/17 – Molotow, Hamburg
5/15/17 – Pop Up Label, Paris
5/16/17 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
5/25/17 – Sound Control, Manchester
5/28/17 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
5/30/17 – Green Door Store, Brighton
5/31/17 – Camden Assembly, London
Upcoming AUS Tour Dates
8/31/17 – Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
9/1/17 – Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
9/7/17 – Festival Hall – Melbourne, VIC
9/8/17 – Hordern Pavillion – Sydney, NSW
9/13/17 – Odean Theatre – Hobart, TAS
9/15/17 – Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide, SA
9/16/17 – Metropolis – Fremantle, WA


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