It’s time to renew your Costco membership and stock up on a king-sized portion of Kleenex because it looks like Gang Of Youths are gearing up to release their third record.
The heart-on-sleeve rockers descended on The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles this past weekend for a couple of sold-out shows. During one of the shows, frontman Dave Le’aupepe spilt the tea on what lays on the band’s future release horizon.
“We’ll be back next year guys, girls and people who aren’t either,” says Le’aupepe in the video. “With a new album, I guess.” Check out the footage below via The Music.
Gang Of Youths released their last record, Go Father In Lightness, back in 2017. The record garnered enormous critical acclaim and saw the band snaffle up four ARIA Awards — Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album and Producer of the Year (Gang of Youths and Adrian Breakspear).
Earlier this week, the band copped another ARIA nomination for their MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) album, which scored a nod for Best Original Soundtrack Or Musical Theatre Cast Album.
Dave Le’aupepe gave us an update on the new record earlier this year, noting that the follow-up to 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness would probably arrive in 2020.
“I’ve got a name [for the album],” Le’aupepe explained in an interview with Radio X’s Communion with Maz Tappuni. “I even got some song titles, and I’ve got at least scaffolds for a bunch of songs.”
“I’ve been able to shape something out of it, but I haven’t really settled on a sound or anything.”
“It might just take time,” he continued, noting it might be a self-produced affair. “It probably won’t come out this year, but it’s gonna be ready by this year. It’s gonna be ready by the end of the year, probably.”