2015: The Year of Gang of Youths

With their debut full-length album 'The Positions' having just been released in anticipation of their national tour, 2015 promises to be quite a year for the Sydney-bred rock band Gang of Youths. According to Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the sheep so it’s only fitting that Gang of Youths continues their rise to fame as we humbly follow behind.

If you aren’t familiar with these four alternative rockers, you will have every chance to get to know their gravelly indie sound this year as they hit the road in May, very aptly starting at home in Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. These guys have supported the likes of Vampire Weekend and Foster the People, and have spent the past 24 months working on their LP, recording and writing in both Sydney and New York.

Most recently, The Positions was Triple J’s feature album, during which time the first tastes of their debut LP received overwhelming support from listeners: gaining not only new fans, but also bolstered praise from existing Gang of Youths followers.

Playing to a packed out, (despite being rain-soaked) Vic on the Park for the annual Bad Friday party over the Easter long weekend, it’s no wonder Sydney crowds are loyal to these fellas. Headlining Bad Friday is an immense honour, especially considering the day has had a hand in uncovering bands such as The Preatures, Sticky Fingers, Kingswood and DMA’s.

Do yourself a favour and check them out. You can thank me later.

By Samantha Garcia