Gang of Youths at The Hi-Fi in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

(GOY opens for Frightened Rabbit.)

Setlist

(incomplete)

  1. Evangelists

Comments: The gig was originally scheduled for The Palace Theatre, but moved to this smaller venue at the last minute.

Casual Band Blogger offered this short recap of GOY’s performance (and has a few photos):

Sydney’s Gang Of Youths have been on somewhat of a roll recently, and continued that by opening the show in a masterful fashion. Their almost anthematic songs, led by stunning vocals really lifted the somewhat mismatched crowd. The five-piece was just bursting with energy, most notably throughout current single ‘Evangelists’. The punchy drumming really backed up all of the instrumentals layering over the top, and all that could detract from the set was a shirt donning the Mona Lisa and spectacular moustache worn by members of the band.

The website Saminator.com wrote this about GOY’s performance:

Sydney’s Gang of Youths opened the night and did a good job getting the audience primed. Solid pop and rock songs, slightly derivative, but really of no-one in particular, if that makes sense? Elements of The Cars, early U2 and a hint of Pulp and a side dash of The Shout Out Louds. If U2 had listened to The Joshua Tree while they were recoding Boy, I think they would have come out with something like this.