Gang of Youths’ latest full-length angel in realtime. might be the band’s most vulnerable work yet. The Sydney-formed quintet are no strangers to lyrical intimacy, but their third studio effort captures the feeling of raw grief and packages it into stadium-sized rock. Led by Dave Le’aupepe’s frequent self-deprecating storytelling, the band blends bursting guitar riffs, synths and even violin to create in-your-face indie rock with a touch of sweetness.
Watch Gang of Youths perform stripped back versions of “in the wake of your leave,” “the angel of 8th ave.” and “forbearance” live at WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral.