Gang of Youths are an Australian indie rock group from Sydney. The band consists of principal songwriter David Le'aupepe (lead vocals, guitar), Max Dunn (bass guitar), Jung Kim (keyboards, guitar), Joji Malani (lead guitar) and Donnie Borzestowski (drums). Malani is Fijian, Kim is Korean-American, Dunn is from New Zealand and Borzestowski is Polish-Australian, while Le'aupepe has Samoan-Jewish heritage. He also spent his formative years in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands.
Released April 17, 2015. The Positions Tracklist. 1. Vital Signs Lyrics. About The Positions. Recorded over 2 years in New York and their hometown of Sydney, Australia Gang of Youths' debut album chronicles singer David Leaupepes' tumultuous relationship with a woman battling terminal cancer. The influence of sickness, marriage and heartbreak feature prominently in the album. The Positions Q&A.
The Positions is the debut album from Sydney band, Gang Of Youths! This reissue follows the first black vinyl which included a cd copy of the album.
Gang of Youths are ready for big things. Their debut album, The Positions, practically demands it. It’s filled with songs which will one day, no doubt, fill stadiums. Moods and tempos shift, confidently led by Le’aupepe’s vocals, which crackle with intensity. Gang of Youths thrive on emotionally-driven big ballads that are cinematic in feel – think Yankee Hotel Foxtrot-era Wilco, Kings of Leon and Elbow. The album is dense, richly textured and sprawls through numerous realms of sound, with layers of soaring guitars, strings, glistening synths, lingering piano riffs and pockets of glitch. Pensive opener Vital Signs has a light Americana feel while a jerky new wave riff holds Poison Drum together.
Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied. IT may be music’s last remaining taboo. After decades of songs about life and death, love and heartbreak, drugs, alcohol and waving your arms in the air like you just don’t care, cancer is on the lyrical menu. Country star Adam Harvey had a crack at this difficult subject last year in his single She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful and Melbourne hardcore band Confession provoked attention with their emphatic musical statement [email protected] Cancer, inspired by the health battles of the parents of their frontman. His partner survived, their relationship didn’t and The Positions chronicles their battles against a bold rock soundtrack which recalls stadium kings from Bruce Springsteen to Bono. It affects one in two people, 50 per cent of the population. And no one wants to talk about it because it’s awkward, the 23-year-old songwriter says.
Gang Of Youths - The Positions album. Gang Of Youths released their debut album, The Positions, in 2013 and it debuted at N. on the ARIA (Australian music sales) charts. Watch the video for Radioface, which appears on the album: What have they released since? Gang Of Youths - Go Farther In Lightness album. Picture: Album artwork. The band's second album was entitled Go Farther In Lightness and was released on 18 August 2017.
The Positions digs deep into what it means to be a survivor, a persistent experiencer of things, a person that is broken but not broken down. At the end of this album, the last lonely notes float out of frame, ready to continue living outside the context of a misfortune. Magnolia sounds like Gang of Youths doing a There Will Be Fireworks cover. Which is, of course, amazing.
Are an ARIA award winning Australian indie rock group consisting of principal songwriter David Le'aupepe, Max Dunn, Jung Kim, Joji Malani and Donnie Borzestowski. Their debut album, The Positions, peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart in May 2015 and was nominated for multiple ARIA Awards. Their second album Go Farther In Lightness debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in August 2017 and was nominated for 8 awards at the ARIA Music Awards of 2017, winning 4: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer of the Year.
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- Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd.
- Published By – Universal Music Australia
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mosy Recordings
- Copyright (c) – Mosy Recordings
- Licensed To – Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd.
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Pressed By – GZ Media – 184268E
- Artwork By, Design [Design By] – Nathan Johnson
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Photography By – Callum Van De Mortel, Rachela Nardella
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