It's already been a landmark year for Limerick trio whenyoung.
2018 has seen them perform as part of Shane Mcgowan's 60th birthday celebration alongside the likes Nick Cave and Sinead O'Connor, as well as supporting the likes of Dream Wife, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines and Peace. Add to that storming festival sets at this year's Electric Picnic, All Together Now, Great Escape, Latitude and Bestival to name but a few.
Compromised of Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums), whenyoung's story started in Limerick - three underage teenagers met for the first time after sneaking into Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated their musical tastes. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement. Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London in 2017 to become whenyoung.
Following their recent singles ‘Heaven on Earth’ and their cover of the Cranberries classic ‘Dreams’, Limerick’s finest indie-poppers whenyoung release their new EP ‘Given Up’ this November.
The title track itself is a perfect example of the band’s sound. Underpinned by a driving, Pixies-esque bassline and chiming guitars, it’s mix of gritty alt-rock edge with a shimmering chorus showcases just how special the band’s song writing is. In the band’s own words, “Given Up was written after a series of late nights and self-inflicted misdirection. The central message is to take your life by the reins and create your own future.” Having performed in the Other Voices church at Electric Picnic, they make their Dingle debut with us this December.