angel in realtime. is set to arrive next February!
Image: Ed Cooke.
Australian legends Gang Of Youths have treated us with a slew of good news this morning! The five-piece have announced the release of their long awaited third studio album angel in realtime., alongside the news the band will be returning home for a national tour next year. If that wasn't enough, they've even treated us to a brand new song, tend the garden.
Kicking off in Perth on July 30, the run of shows will continue on to Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, before crossing the Tasman to New Zealand for performances in Wellington and Auckland. The band will also take to the stage in Brisbane, with more details around the Brisbane and Hobart date to be announced soon.
Arriving next February, angel in realtime. serves as an ode to frontman Dave Le’aupepe's late father, rooted in his Samoan heritage. As heard on the lead single, the man himself, the record is set to continue the bands implementation of samples from David Fanshawe’s field recordings of Indigenous Pacific music, with contributions from a number of Pasifika and Māori vocalists and instrumentalists. “The album is about the life and legacy of Dave's father, indigenous identity, death, grief and God. And also the Angel, Islington.” the five-piece share.
Speaking of tend the garden, Le’aupepe shares: “My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener. It's where he funnelled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble economic status, we were always surrounded by beauty. The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices. I like to think he was building something beautiful, and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”
Forming in 2011, Gang Of Youths have gone from strength to strength, with two acclaimed records, 2015’s The Positions and 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness, under their belt, with the latter earning them four prestigious ARIA Awards. Their 2015 premiere performance on Australia’s MTV Unplugged proved their .... as a live act, with sold out shows across the country, and support slots across Europe and the U.S with Mumford & Sons and Foo Fighters. Earlier this year, the four-piece shared their superb EP, total serene.
angel in realtime. is out February 25!
GANG OF YOUTHS angel in realtime. tour
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PERTH: SAT 30 JULY 2022 @ RAC ARENA, WA ADELAIDE: WED 3 AUG 2022 @ ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SA SYDNEY: SAT 6 AUG 2022 @ QUDOS BANK ARENA, NSW MELBOURNE: FRI 12 AUG 2022 @ ROD LAVER ARENA, VIC AOTEAROA
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