Blunt Introduces – Gang Of Youths
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Where do you come from?
Who is in your band?
Jung Kim (guitar, keys); Max Dunn (bass); Joji Malani (guitar); David Le’aupepe (vocals, guitar).
What’s your story?
We met at Jesus camp 10 years ago and just stuck together. When our lewd singer was 18 he started dating a girl with a terminal illness; he wrote some songs about that and we started the band as a studio project to facilitate that.
When did you realise being in a band was the best way to waste time?
It’s not a waste of time, mum.
Why should we check out your band?
We pride ourselves on rigorous honesty and being all heart.
Any kind of emotional guitar music without irony or cynicism, so if you don’t cringe when you hear The Walkmen or U2…
When will you know you’ve made it?
I think we all want to meet Shania Twain at some point, just to kneel graciously before her.
Who would you be stoked to share the stage with?
Honestly? Probably Behemoth, Slayer and maybe Anthrax. I know the crowd would hate our shit but it would be the most fun I’ll ever have in my life.
What’s your favourite place to play?
We like the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney for nostalgic reasons.
Why should we check out your new EP?
Because you’re into triumphant songs about cancer and loss and death and redemption. Our debut full-length The Positions is out now through Mosy Recordings/Sony.