Gang Of Youths – “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?”

Gang Of Youths are an Australian quintet that writes soaring alt-rock — like a hybrid between the National and Wolf Parade, but a bit more romantic and lit using softer tones. Their new single “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?” is a relentlessly driving anthem that bodes well for the follow-up to their 2015 debut The Positions. “Do I throw my clothes in the fire?/ Do I throw my hopes in the fire?” lead singer David Le’aupepe asks in desperation, his voice grandly emotive. He feels misunderstood, but is still holding onto hope of eventually stumbling on the right path. There’s no certainty of what lies ahead, with Le’aupepe anxious if the motivation to keep looking on will last. But across five minutes of restorative guitars and hurdling drums, the band finds peace in the panic. Listen and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

Tour Dates:
02/13 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
04/26 London, UK @ Water Rats
04/29 Leeds, UK @ Live At Leeds
04/30 Glasgow, UK @ Stag And Dagger
05/08 London, UK @ Blue Last
05/12 Berlin, GE @ Auster
05/13 Hamburg, GE @ Molotow
05/15 Paris, FR @ Pop Up Label
05/16 Amsterdam, NE @ Bitterzoet
05/25 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
05/28 Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
05/30 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
05/31 London, UK @ Camden Assembly

Gang Of Youths’ forthcoming sophomore album is as-of-yet announced.