Watch Dave L. go into the audience in St. Louis

I noticed at some of GOY’s recent festival appearance that Dave L. has been leaving the stage during “Magnolia” to go out into the audience. That’s all fine and good in an outdoor festival setting in broad daylight — your bandmates can probably still see where you are, the cameras can follow you pretty easily in sunlight, etc. But it feels like it might be a different story in an arena setting, at least to me. Apparently not to Dave, who continued the habit last night as GOY opened for Foo Fighters in St. Louis!

It may be a bit cliché, but I love seeing artists doing stuff like this to make a connection with the audience.

Listen: Acoustic version of ‘Deepest Sighs’

I just stumbled on this on Twitter and have to share. Mick Radojkovic of 2ser radio just uploaded to YouTube this video of Dave L. doing an acoustic version of “Deepest Sighs” during a radio interview right before Go Farther In Lightness came out in 2017.

Fantastic, isn’t it?

Here’s the full interview if you want to hear it.

Gang of Youths get two 2018 ARIA Award nominations

GOY picked up two nominations for the 2018 ARIA Awards today:

  • Best Australian Live Act (for the 2017 National Tour)
  • Best Video (for “The Heart Is A Muscle”)

These nominations are in addition to the four awards the band collected at last year’s ARIAs.

This year’s awards will take place on November 28 at the Star Event Centre in Sydney — that’s an off day on the band’s upcoming Australian tour. The awards show will be on Nine Network in Australia.