29 Jul 2017

Gang of Youths' Dave Leaupepe live in session

From RNZ Music, 3:15 pm on 29 July 2017

Five-piece Australian rock group Gang of Youths have been riding a spectacular wave of success that saw them become one of 2015’s biggest success stories in Australian music.

Their Aria nominated debut album The Positions effortlessly hit the Aussie top 5 album charts in 2015. In August 2017 the band release their new album Go Farther In Lightness. 

Gang Of Youths

Gang Of Youths Photo: Maclay Heriot

Band Member David Le’aupepe was in New Zealand doing a quick promotional visit and while in Auckland came into Radio NZ Studios to record a couple of acoustic songs and have a quick chat with Trevor Reekie about mortality, redemption and keeping the faith. As David says: "The way that I paint my career is, I fell over really hard, and then as I was getting up, people started clapping".

The live session was engineered by Andre Upston from RNZ National.