Welcome to Deepest Sighs!

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Welcome! You’ve discovered Deepest Sighs, an unofficial fan site about the rock band Gang of Youths.

My name’s Matt, and my co-founder here is Chris. We’ve spent the past month or so putting this site together and we’re thrilled to share it with the world today. Rather than write a thousand words covering the Who? What? and Why? of Deepest Sighs, we recorded this short video to tell you more about us and what we hope Deepest Sighs will become.

Thanks for watching. 🙂 Before you start exploring the site, a couple notes:

  • You can learn even more about us and get our contact info on the About page.
  • The Tours section is still a work-in-progress, but we’re adding setlists and old concert information as quickly as we can.
  • Please check out the Deepest Sighs Forum – a community for fans to gather, discuss and share their appreciation for GOY. Chris and I will both be there, and Erik (aka Swan269 in the forum) is on board as a moderator, too. (Thanks Erik!)

I think that’s all for now. We’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, ideas, etc. — look for the link below to leave a comment in the forum. Thanks for visiting.

MTV Unplugged: Live In Melbourne debuts at #5 on ARIA album chart

Gang of Youths is back on the Australian album chart. MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne has debuted at No. 5 — the highest debut album this week.

That keeps the band’s streak alive — all four of their albums have reached at least the top five on the ARIA album chart.

The A Star Is Born soundtrack is #1 for the second straight week, and the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack is at #2. See the full chart on the ARIA web site.

Reviews of MTV Unplugged: Live in Melbourne

We’ll collect reviews of the album here as we find them:

MTV Unplugged is an acoustic show of their best songs off their latest album. Although the stripped back version lacks loud guitars, there are so many complimentary components throughout the set.

Taylor Furby at The Creative Issue

The album includes intimate pre-song moments like Le’aupepe’s touching introduction to and performance of Persevere, which he did alone on-stage at his piano – a sombre, beautiful moment of unadulterated reflection. Still Unbeaten Life from 2016’s Let Me Be Clear EP may seem an obscure for a closing track given the band’s glittering back catalogue, but it was a stirring choice, closing the set full of kindness and hope.

Tim Lambert at Stack

By no means is their Unplugged performance disappointing; it just doesn’t live up to the highs that I know the band are capable of in not only a studio setting, but also a full live show experience.

Dylan Marshall at The AU Review

Moments of pain and trauma can be heard all throughout this album, as can moments of bliss and a sense of self. The talent of Le’aupepe, Malani, Kim, Max Dunn, and Donnie Borzestowski is unfathomable. Nothing can match this. I’m calling it. Gang of Youths are a perfect band.

Nathan Gunn at Beat Magazine