Young Earth – Irish Band Of The Week

Young Earth - Irish Band Of The Week

Young Earth - Irish Band Of The Week

This week’s Irish Band of the Week are Young Earth, an indie-pop band hailing from Dublin. Formed almost a year ago, the band wanted to emulate a musical style of times gone-by, such as the melodically mellow melodies of The Beach Boys, The Zombies, Phil Spector and Paul Simon. However, the band also wanted to incorporate more modern indie sounds such as the rock-pop musings of  Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, and The Black Keys.

Since their first live performance in January 2016, the band have gone from strength to strength, performing in the typical Irish music haunts, such as Whelan’s, Sin E, Workman’s Club and Bello Bar. They then went on to support other noted Irish acts such as Heroes In Hiding in the Button Factory, Men of Twenty, Kicking Bird, RUTH and LA band The Vim Dicta. Each performance with already acclaimed acts further emphasised the untapped talents within this band. Just this summer, Young Earth performed at Whelan’s Summer Watch 16 and Le Cheile Festival, arguably some of the most formative and crucial shows for fledgling bands.

Earlier in May, they released their debut single, ‘Maggie’, which was a pinnacle track in terms of emphasising their unique sound, drifting between light and breezy summer pop to more heavy, guitar driven styles. However, one element remains constant, their solid hooks and undeniably wonderful harmonies.

The boys are winding down for the Christmas but feel free to check out their wonderful track ‘Maggie’, which will ward away any winter blues!


Elaine McDonald

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