London (via-Limerick) indie band whenyoung have finally set a date for the release of their debut album, Reasons to Dream, now available for pre-order here. The album, due out May 24 through Virgin EMI, showcases the trios symbiosis and ability to craft spikey yet melodic songs that delve deeply into everything from love and insecurities to pacificism and the socioeconomic gaps in British society today.
“‘Reasons To Dream’ is a presentation of our collective experiences of life since we have moved to London,” the Irish trio explain. “We’ve trundled through many jobs, flats, neighbourhoods and rehearsal rooms learning, practising, maturing and cultivating whatever it is we do along the way. We’ve gone from knowing nobody to making close friends, from finding it lonely to finding it welcoming.”
Made up of Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), and Andrew Flood (Drums), whenyoung is one to watch. The band, who previously went by Sisters, found a new identity under the name whenyoung, inspired by a heathy mix of the music they all loved, and their favourite classic cinema and literature. While the band only have a few songs out (two of which you can hear below), 2019 looks like the year they’ll be thrust into the mainstream eye.
Last week, the band previewed their new album with new single, “Future” by way of a video that takes inspiration from Wim Wenders’ New German Cinema classic, ‘Wings of Desire’. It shows the trials of suburban youth in stark monochrome. Watch below.
Starting this April, the band will also kick off an extensive UK/EU tour in support of their new music. No word yet on when they’ll be coming to the US, but we can expect with the praise they’ve been getting, it’ll be sometime soon. Find a full list of tour dates below, and purchase tickets here.
whenyoung Tour Dates:
*with Sundara Karma
2nd April – Barrowlands // Glasgow*
3rd April – Barrow Library // Barrow in Furness
4th April – Rock City // Nottingham*
5th April – Rock City // Nottingham*
6th April – Victoria Warehouse // Manchester*
8th April – O2 Academy // Bristol*
09th April – O2 Academy // Sheffield*
10th April – O2 Academy // Birmingham*
12th April – Guildhall // Southampton*
13th April – O2 Academy Brixton // London*
17th April – The Boileroom // Guildford
18th April – Clwb Ifor Bach // Cardiff
19th April – Arts Club // Liverpool
20th April – Stockton Calling // Stockton
24th April – The Bullingdon // Oxford
25th April – 60 Million Postcards // Bournemouth
26th April – Esquires // Bedford
27th April – Are you Listening? Festival // Reading
4th May – Live at Leeds Festival // Leeds
5th May – Handmade Festival // Leicester
6th May – Mchugh’s // Belfast
7th May – Whelan’s // Dublin
25th May – This is Tomorrow Festival // Newcastle
26th May – Neighbourhood Weekender Festival // Warrington