The Austin 100: Gang Of Youths For fans of The Replacements, Interpol and Manic Street Preachers.
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The Austin 100: Gang Of Youths

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Gang of Youths
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Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Genre: Arena Rock

Why We're Excited: Gang Of Youths' music hasn't been widely heard outside of Australia, where it competes for chart dominance with names known around the world. Its songs are written in the pursuit of unfettered, world-enveloping grandiosity: When it comes to album length, artistic ambition, literary allusions or pure sonic heft, frontman Dave Le'aupepe isn't afraid to take big, bold, rafter-rattling swings.

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