Premiere: Gang Of Youths’ “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out” Video

On April 6th 2017

Gang of Youths

Since they burst onto Australia’s robust indie rock scene in 2015 with their debut album, The Positions, Gang of Youths have been one of Australia’s best kept secrets. Their warped, proggy take on indie rock has gotten them fans around the world, and they’ve seemed like they’re on the cusp of breaking through in a big way. Which is why we’re hyped to bring you this premiere of their brand new video for “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out.” Made by Thomas Rawle, a self-taught animator, the song’s rushing riff is backed by images of fleeing animated fauna, warplanes, diving whales, and pirate ships. Here’s what Rawle said about the narrative arc of the video:

“With this clip, the band sent me some paintings by Norton Wisdom as a point of reference as well as television show Evangelion. There was also the desire to not have something super narrative driven, the song reminded me of the dread of running out of life in your life if that makes sense? So with that notion I kinda imagined a boy on the moon who has to fly down to save earth from a strange fire, he’s chased by giant flying sail boats which eventually end up being his vessel for rescue. It’s loose in terms of narrative so hopefully everyone can take something different from it, like an animated rorschach test.”

You can watch it below:

That’s not all: Gang of Youths hits American and European shores this summer to support a forthcoming album. Here are those dates:

05.08.2017 Old Blue Last - London, UK

05.12.2017 Musik & Frieden - Berlin, Germany

05.13.2017 Molotow Musikclub - Hamburg, Germany

05.14.2017 AB Cafe and Club - Brussels, Belgium

05.15.2017 Le Pop-Up du Label - Paris, France

05.16.2017 Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, Netherlands

05.23.2017 Parkteatret - Oslo, Norway

05.25.2017 Sound Control - Manchester, UK

05.27.2017 Sound City - Liverpool, UK

05.28.2017 The Sunflower Lounge - Birmingham, UK

05.30.2017 Green Door Store - Brighton, UK

05.31.2017 BarFly - London, UK

06.02.17 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA

06.03.17 - Great Scott - Boston, MA

06.05.17 - Schubas - Chicago, IL

06.06.17 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

06.08.17 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

06.09.17 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT

06.11.17 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR

06.12.17 - Barboza - Seattle, WA

06.14.17 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA

06.15.17 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA

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