Gang Of Youths’ Summer Playlist

Gang Of Youths’ Summer Playlist

Summer means different things to different people. To Gang of Youths, it means outsized emotional arcs and feel-good dance grooves. Both of those—and much more—are represented across the Sydney rockers’ ambitious salute to the warmest months. Expect both stone-cold classics (Thin Lizzy, New Order) and more recent favourites (Peggy Gou, Holly Humberstone) in full force. “This is an incredibly sonically diverse and random list of songs that make us feel amazing,” bassist Max Dunn told Apple Music in late 2021. “Most of these have been turned up loud in our little East London studio room or blasted in a splitter with the windows down while on some massive drive on tour. The intention was really just to create a list of tracks we love or that inspire us in some way. We hope you enjoy while commuting, cooking, drinking, running or under iron. Wherever.” Immerse yourself now in the band’s far-flung faves, and read on as they single out some particular bright spots. Ride and Pêtr Aleksänder, “Clouds of Saint Marie” “Our Tom [Tom Hobden of Pêtr Aleksänder and Noah & The Whale] is a genius of geniuses and a good guy.” New Order, “Regret” “A criminally underrated jam.” Gregory Porter, “If Love Is Overrated” “Everything this man does is beautiful and magnificent.” The Hotelier, “Settle the Scar” “There are no words for how this track makes me feel. The journey … the fucking payoff at the end. Make another record already, Hotelier.” New Radicals, “You Get What You Give” “The greatest song in the world.”

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