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Sense Of Place Sydney: Gang Of Youths

When World Cafe traveled to Australia recently, we found a passionate new band that's made for bigger stages.
The default terms for any kind of new rock-based band seem to be "indie" or "alternative" rock, which can conjure up anything from R.E.M. to Spoon. I would not use either of those words to describe Gang of Youths. This is a passionate five-piece band already ready for bigger stages. Its songs are anthemic and its frontman, David Le'aupepe, is a talent to be reckoned with - U2 comparisons come to mind.

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