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whenyoung ‘Given Up’ EP

Limerick’s finest indie-poppers whenyoung have released their new EP ‘Given Up’ released through Virgin EMI. This follows  their recent singles ‘Heaven on Earth’ and their cover of the Cranberries classic ‘Dreams’. The trio also recently released a stunning video for the title track, filmed in London’s iconic Peckham Liberals Club and directed by, Dazed editorial director, Bunny Kinney. It shows the band as a conduit for escape from banal, suburban living.The band have performed in Dublin as part of Shane Mcgowan’s 60th birthday celebration alongside the likes of Nick Cave and Sinead O’Connor. They’ve also supported the likes of Dream Wife, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines and Peace.Having already played storming sets at this year’s Electric Picnic, All Together Now Festival, Great Escape, Latitude, Kendal Calling and Bestival the band are also supporting Blossoms on a nationwide tour in December.

‘Given Up’ is a perfectly balanced EP showcasing the refined and mature musicianship of whenyoung. They jump straight into their bubbly infectious indie with title track ‘Given Up’. Stinging guitars jaggedly slice their way through this Pixies-esque number as the entire track revolves around a driving drum and bass groove with the honey drizzled melody gliding above like a soothing blanket from heaven.The harmonies in this track are just so luscious. ‘Heaven on Earth’ follows. It’s another tasty indie banger filled with vibrancy, shedding guitar lines and the perfect sing along anthemic chorus. Having featured both of these tracks on Indie Buddie this year I have come to appreciate the intricacy within this trios musicianship. Aoife Power’s vocals are immaculate throughout the EP her voice filled with sweet coos, luscious tones and yet she holds a powerful and demanding air that is mesmerising. However it is their ability to create an upbeat tune with darker underlying tones adding depth that sets these guys apart. The sweet ethereal cover of The Cranberries classic ‘Dreams’ lies comfortably nestled in the middle of the EP. Passionate, pristine and touching whenyoung present the track exquisitely- balancing the tender delicacy with edgy rawness seamlessly. It stops time. ‘Sleeper’ brings us to the end of the EP – flawless, sweet and emotional, this track shows us the sombre, majestic side to whenyoung. Reaching into the depths of your mind they find the tender moments, gently draw them out and sweetly lament them back to you. A soft guitar melody mournfully pines behind Power’s beautiful crisp vocals while a delicate tapping beat sets a steady thud and mournful tone to this magical number.

whenyoung didn’t disappoint they lived up to the hype of their singles and even threw in a blinder in the form of the enchanting heavy-hearted ‘Sleeper’.

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Worth A Listen

Our Worth A Listen Track This Week Comes From whenyoung

Following their recent singles ‘Heaven on Earth’ and their cover of the Cranberries classic ‘Dreams’, Limerick’s finest indie-poppers whenyoung have announced their new EP ‘Given Up’ to be released through Virgin EMI on the 9th November with new single and title track ‘Given Up’. 2018 has already been a landmark year for the young band. It’s seen them perform in Dublin as part of Shane Mcgowan’s 60th birthday celebration alongside the likes of Nick Cave and Sinead O’Connor. They’ve also supported the likes of Dream Wife, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines and Peace.Having already played storming sets at this year’s Great Escape, Latitude, Kendal Calling, Bestival, All Together Now and Electric Picnic, they are playing headline shows in October supporting both The Vaccines and Blossoms on their upcoming tours along with their own headline shows in Dublin, Limerick and Cork this coming November.

‘Given Up’ is a catchy indie pop number driven by a meaty backdrop, forming the perfect blend of gritty alternative rock. This trio weave between shimmering luscious pop and razor raw indie rock seamlessly to create a satisfying and hair raising listening experience. Dynamic drums and elastic rumbling bass create the resilient foundation while refined guitars meander from sweetly chiming to blistering stings as this track builds from its Pixies-esque style into the rich wholly consuming sound that is whenyoung. Aoife Power’s vocals sweetly coo with attitude hued undercurrents as she lulls the glorious melty melody. This track is well crafted each element bringing something delightful to the table. The infectious chorus, jangly guitar elements and honey drizzled vocal bridges make this track just sublime and pretty impressive.

About the track the band said “Given Up was written after a series of late nights and self-inflicted misdirection. The central message is to take your life by the reins and create your own future.”

You Can Catch whenyoung live at:

21st September – Reeperbahn Festival (Molotow) – Hamburg

26th September – The Key Club – Leeds

27th September –The Shipping Forecast – Liverpool

28th September – Think Tank? – Newcastle

29th September – Tenement Trail Festival – Glasgow

3rd October – The Boiler Room – Guildford

4th October – The Purple Turtle – Reading

5th October – The Cookie – Leicester

6th October – Neighbourhood Festival – Manchester

10th October – Komedia Studio – Brighton

11th October – Boston Music Rooms – London

12th October – Kasbah – Coventry

20th October – Ancienne Belgique – Belgium (Supporting The Vaccines)

21st October – Luxor – Cologne (Supporting The Vaccines)

22nd October – Gruenspan – Hamburg (Supporting The Vaccines)

24th October – Alhambra – Paris (Supporting The Vaccines)

25th October – Melkweg – Amsterdam (Supporting The Vaccines)

26th October – Festaal Kreuzberg – Berlin (Supporting The Vaccines)

28th October – Vega Small Hall – Copenhagen (Supporting The Vaccines)

29th October – Pustervik – Gothenburg (Supporting The Vaccines)

30th October – Nalen – Stockholm (Supporting The Vaccines)

13th October – Heartbreakers – Southampton

2nd November – The Workman’s Club – Dublin

3rd November – Dolan’s – Limerick

4th November – Cyprus Avenue – Cork

4th December – O2 Academy 1 – Sheffield (Supporting Blossoms)

5th December – Rock City – Nottingham (Supporting Blossoms)

7th December – O2 Academy 1 – Birmingham (Supporting Blossoms)

8th December  – Victoria Warehouse – Manchester (Supporting Blossoms)

9th December – Victoria Warehouse – Manchester (Supporting Blossoms)

11th December – O2 Guildhall – Southampton (Supporting Blossoms)

12th December – O2 Academy 1 – Bristol (Supporting Blossoms)

 

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whenyoung ‘Heaven on Earth’

Following on from their captivating singles ‘Actor’ and ‘Pretty Pure’, Limerick’s own whenyoung have released their new track ‘Heaven on Earth’ through Virgin EMI. whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). Their story started in Limerick … three underage teenagers met for the first time after sneaking into Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated their musical tastes. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement. Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London in 2017 and became whenyoung. 2018 has already been a landmark year for the young band. It’s seen them perform in Dublin as part of Shane Mcgowan’s 60th birthday celebration alongside the likes of Nick Cave and Sinead O’Connor. They’ve supported Dream Wife, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines and are currently on tour with Peace.

‘Heaven on Earth’ is a pure concentrated juicy indie number. Its catchy, peppy guitar lines weave between punchy drums while Power’s sweet vocals venture between a coo and attitude driven dynamism. The honey soaked melody melts along a buoyant rhythm and elastic bassline while the biting, jangly guitar lifts the track to vibrant sun kissed heights. It’s an upbeat tune with darker underlining tones that add depth to this infectious pop sprinkled gem. It’s difficult not to sing along and dance about to this track. This trio have a skill with writing tunes you want to hear and love to have stuck in your head all day. It’s going to be a hit at the summer festivals this year.

You can catch whenyoung live at

2nd June – Field Day, Brockwell Park – London
6th June – Royal Hospital Kilmainham – Dublin (Supporting Nick Cave & Patti Smith)
14th July – Latitude Festival – Suffolk
3rd August – All Together Now Festival – Waterford
4th August – Bestival – Dorset
26th September – The Key Club – Leeds
27th September – EBGBs – Liverpool
28th September – Think Tank – Newcastle
3rd October – The Boiler Room – Guildford
4th October – The Purple Turtle – Reading
5th October – The Cookie – Leicester
6th October – Neighbourhood Festival – Manchester

Stream ‘Heaven on Earth’ below


whenyoung ‘The Collector’

Limerick’s whenyoung have revealed the video for new single ‘The Collector’ which is the third track from the hotly tipped three piece and follows stunning tracks ‘Actor’ and ‘Pretty Pure’. The clip was shot on location in London and directed by frontwoman Aoife Power. This superb gem is engaging and delightful as twinkling guitars and Aoife Power’s crisp vocals introduce the track delicately. The track builds becoming more dynamic as reverb laden guitars whir around her sweet immaculate vocals while the catchy chorus surges through with heart racing urgency. The Collector is subtly anthemic with a captivating melody that flurries around your brain for days. The instrumentation is breezy gripping and majestic without becoming over powering. A sublime track, keep an eye out for this young trio.

Speaking about the clip, Aoife Power said: “The video for The Collector documents the simple, everyday movements that everyone experiences. We are all carrying out the same routine to show that we are all connected in the universal tasks of daily life but still individually searching for a sense of place and belonging. The gentle tones and slow paced everyday storyline was inspired by the films of Eric Rohmer.”

‘The Collector’ comes in the midst of a series of support slots throughout spring for whenyoung, with the three piece touring with the likes of Peace, The Vaccines and Declan Mckenna later this month. Tickets are on sale now, and the full list of dates can be found below.

May

3rd – Headline Show @ The Grand Social, Dublin

4th  – Jimmy’s, Manchester

8th – St. Luke’s, Glasgow (with PEACE)

9th – Leadmill, Sheffield (with PEACE)

11th – Fibbers, York (with PEACE)

12th – The Venue, Derby (with PEACE)

13th – Welly, Hull (with PEACE)

 15th – Norwich, The Waterfront (with PEACE)

16th – Kentish Forum, London (with PEACE)

 19th – Engine Rooms Southampton (with PEACE)

23rd – Dryden Social, Leicester (with PEACE)

24th – Birmingham 02 (with PEACE)

Watch the video for ‘The Collector’ below