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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Watch the visual below!

Image: Rashidi Noah.

Australian legends Gang Of Youths have unveiled a new live performance visual for their latest single, tend the garden. The track is set to appear on long awaited third studio album, angel in realtime, due to arrive next February.

The orange drenched visual captures frontman Dave Le’aupepe's magnetic live performance, giving fans a taste of what's to come from their 2022 national tour. 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.

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.”

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.

tend the garden is out now! Watch the live visual below.


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