Gang of Youths at The Fleece in Bristol on Monday, April 7, 2014

(GOY opens for Manchester Orchestra.)



Comments: Writing for Bristol In Stereo, Grant Bailey wasn’t impressed with GOY tonight.

Unfortunately their ambitious concept-rock falls flat tonight. Besides the monolithic presence of frontman Dave Leaupepe the band look lost onstage, and the sound is murky, losing any definition and tone. Add to this guitar troubles and out-of-tune instruments and the performance becomes a show to endure. It’s a shame for a band who have a reputation for injecting energy into apathetic crowds, but everything is against them for this show.