Gang of Youths are about to drop their second record, Go Farther In Lightness, this week, and you’ll be hearing plenty of it on the Js as it takes out the Feature Album spot, while Saskwatch’s new LP Manual Override will also be getting a heap of play.

New single ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’ dropped a few days ago, which Gang of Youths frontman Dave Le’aupepen says was written after a spell of writer’s block, in a moment he was “contemplating giving up music and doing something more substantial”, but he found his inspiration and realised that while the world may seem chaotic and meaningless at times, he’s still able to invent his own meaning.

“All of us as adults, from youth to old age are drunk, stumbling around in the dark looking for a kebab,” he says. “I’m scared and unsure, and I want to acknowledge this rather than repress it, or allow cynics to denigrate me because of it. So the song is about becoming more human, more aware and I guess in a way, more alive.”

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Gang Of Youths’ new single, The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

Gang of Youths are heading out on tour this September in support of the album, with Gordi and Fountaineer along for the ride, so check out all the dates below.

There are some interesting tracks getting played this week too, with Brissy electro-hip hop act Carmouflage Rose’s new one ‘Late Nights’ sitting alongside the latest single from Charli XCX, ‘Boys’.

Incredible young talent Ruel will be seeing some play of his M-Phazes-produced track ‘Don’t Tell Me’, while Ecca Vandal is back with a new banger, Didirri’s impressive ‘Jude’ gets a run, and LUCIANBLOMKAMP makes a return with ‘Nothing’, featuring the vocal talents of Rromarin.

Check out everything you’ll be hearing on triple j this week below.

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Saskwatch will also be getting their new record played on triple j this week

Feature album

Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness
[Mosy Recordings/Sony]

Album packet

Saskwatch – Manual Override
[Grow Yourself Up]

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Ecca Vandal’s new single is an absolute jam, as usual

Full Rotation

Carmouflage Rose – ‘Late Nights’
[triplejunearthed.com]

Charli XCX – ‘Boys’
[Warner]

Ecca Vandal – ‘Broke Days, Party Nights’
[Dew Process]

Everything Everything – ‘Desire’
[Sony]

Giraffage – ‘Slowly’ (Ft. Matosic)
[Counter Records/Inertia]

Kuren – ‘Mastercraft’
[ONETWO]

Ocean Alley – ‘The Comedown’
[Independent]

Ruel – ‘Don’t Tell Me’ (Prod. M-Phazes)
[The Muziek Trust]

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We’re in love with Didirri’s new one, ‘Jude’

Spot rotation

BØRNS – ‘Faded Heart’
[Universal]

Didirri – ‘Jude’
[triplejunearthed.com]

LUCIANBLOMKAMP – ‘Nothing’ (Ft. Rromarin)
[Good Manners Records/Caroline Australia]

Ruby Fields – ‘P Plates’
[triplejunearthed.com]

Thandi Phoenix – ‘Standing Too Close’
[Neon Records]


Gang of Youths Australian tour 2017

Supported by Gordi and Fountaineer / Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 31st August at The Tivoli, Brisbane

Friday, 1st September at The Tivoli, Brisbane *SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 6th September at Festival Hall, Melbourne (All Ages)

Friday, 8th September at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (All Ages)

Wednesday, 13th September at Odeon Theatre, Hobart (All Ages)

Friday, 15th September at Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (All Ages)

Saturday, 16th September at Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle