Gang of Youths wins 8th National Live Music Award

Gang of Youths added to its record Wednesday when the band collected a National Live Music Award in the International Live Achievement (Band) category.

That makes a total of 8 Australian NLMAs for Gang of Youths — the most of any artist in the event’s four-year history. GOY has picked up at least one NLMA each year.

But given that the band is now firmly based in London, and this is an Australian award ceremony, you can’t help but wonder if that streak and/or record will end next year due to geography. Maybe. Maybe not. Perhaps a terrific Australian tour in 2020 on the heels of a new Gang of Youths album will be enough to keep them under consideration in the international categories.