Thursday, 24 July 2014

Track Of The Day: Gang Of Youths - 'Poison Drum'

Quite simply one of the best indie rock songs I've heard in a long time. Gang Of Youths are a five piece indie rock outfit from the Australian city of Sydney. The band only formed in 2012 but musically have come such a long way in such a short space of time, as the epic six and a half minute single 'Poison Drum' confirms. 12 months ago they were "playing to nobody in an inner-city garage", and have recently found themselves touring with Cloud Control, Smith Westerns, Vampire Weekend, Manchester Orchestra and Frightened Rabbit. The group have been working with producer Kevin McMahon in upstate New York on what is to be their debut full-length, planned for release later in the year. With swooning indie romance, chiming guitar hooks, sprinting energy and a strident, breathtaking surge of a chorus, 'Poison Drum' brings to mind Springsteen collaborating with a more gutsy Arcade Fire, and provides the perfect introduction to this great band.

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