One of the cool things about being a Gang of Youths fan is that the guys in the band we love have a lot of different musical interests and side projects. Consider:
- Donnie has been keeping his brother, Szymon’s, musical legacy alive
- Max & Donnie contributed to Jesse Madigan’s album last year
- Donnie has also played with the Adam Miller Trio, a jazz group
We can add the newest member of Gang of Youths, Tom Hobden, to that list.
Long before joining Gang of Youths, Tom has been part of Pêtr Aleksänder — a duo with producer Eliot James. It’s hard to describe the music, frankly. It’s electronic but also classical. It’s thoughtful. It’s mellow and comforting.
Tom and Eliot premiered about a minute of new music last month, which you can hear here:
Just a couple days ago, they released a full length track called “Copy, Echo, Mirage” that features Tom singing. You can watch that below.
As you can see on the tweet above, Tom and Eliot have an EP coming out in May called Another World and eventually an album called Closer, Still. Clash Magazine just did a write-up on this new track, which mentions that it’s one of four songs on the upcoming EP.
Fascinating band to follow, isn’t it?