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Young The Giant set to play two UK shows in September 2019

Young The Giant

Story by Jack Foley

YOUNG the Giant are set to return to London with two intimate shows announced for September 2019.

The band will play a special acoustic show at Oslo, Hackney on Tuesday, September 24 before playing in Camden at The Electric Ballroom the following night (September 25). Tickets for both shows are on sale now, available here.

The fourth album from Young the Giant, Mirror Master, is a layered meditation on identity in modern life, an emotionally charged look at the dangers of illusion and possibilities of freedom.

“Within one single day, we’re all so many different people,” says Gadhia, lead vocalist for the LA-based band. “Especially with the use of social media, we’re not just living in the now – we’re living on several different timelines simultaneously. At a time when everyone wants to put each other in a box – culturally, socially, musically—we wanted to show that there are a multitude of reflections inside everything.

“We don’t have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are.”

Although Mirror Master was partly informed by recent life events like the marriages of several band members – and the ensuing urge to look both inward and toward the future – the album’s introspective depth also stems from some very deliberate self-examination in their song-writing.

“It’s easy to hide behind the platitudes that generations of rock & roll music have laid out for us,” says Gadhia. “Hip-hop has done a good job of separating from those platitudes and being more real, and that’s what we’re trying to do too: be true to ourselves, and know that there are people out there who want to see that honesty in our music.”