Gang Of Youths’ New Heartfelt Single “tend the garden” Is An Ode To Fathers & Gardening

From their upcoming album ‘angel in realtime’

Photo: Edward Cooke

Aussie band Gang of Youths hit our playlists again with “tend the garden,” a warm reflective track that pays homage to lead singer Le’aupepe’s father’s love for gardening. The track is from their upcoming new album angel in realtime, which will be out on February 25th via Warner Records. The record was largely influenced by Le’aupepe own experience losing his father as he takes his listeners through the different stages of grief, dealing with both the emotional burden and memories that come afterwards. Check it out: 

In his own words, “My dad was a gifted and passionate gardener. It’s where he funnelled a lot of his energy and sensitivity, and despite our humble surroundings, we were always surrounded by beauty. The journey he made from Samoa to NZ to Australia was a difficult and inspiring one, but also fraught with mistakes, regret and terrible choices. I like to think he was building something beautiful,  and pondering what life had given him in spite of his mistakes and concealment. We never knew his story until after he died, so this is the most poetic interpretation of his affinity for gardening that I could think of.”

Gang of Youths will go on tour next spring.  

2022 North American tour dates:

Apr 21: Madison, WI Majestic Theatre

Apr 22: Indianapolis, IN The Vogue

Apr 24: Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Apr 25: Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom

Apr 27: Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

Apr 28: Charlotte, NC The Underground

May 1: Nashville, TN The Basement East

May 3: Chicago, IL Metro

May 4: Detroit, MI Shelter

May 6: Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

May 7: Montreal, QC L’Astral

May 9: Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 10: Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel

May 12: Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

May 13: Washington, DC Union Stage

May 16: San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

May 18: Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater

May 20: Las Vegas, NV 24 Oxford

May 21: Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

May 23: Austin, TX Scoot Inn

May 24: Dallas, TX The Echo Lounge & Music Hall

May 26: Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

Sep 13: Milwaukee, WI The Rave II

Sep 14: Minneapolis, MN First Avenue – Mainroom

Sep 16: St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall

Sep 17: Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck

Sep 19: Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

Sep 20: Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

Sep 22: Portland, OR Revolution Hall

Sep 23: Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre

Sep 25: Seattle, WA Neumos

Sep 27: Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades