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Watch Gang Of Youths’ Stirring Cover Of A Noughties Indie Hit For ‘Like A Version’

Written by Tom Williams on September 15, 2017

Gang Of Youths have made their triumphant return to triple j‘s Like A Version covers segment with a stirring cover of ‘Blood’ by defunct Townsville band The Middle East.

While the band didn’t cover any of the great (or not so great) suggestions our readers submitted in our recent poll, they still blew us away with their take on the noughties indie hit.

After dropping a cryptic clue as to what song the band would cover — “Everybody’s got it. Everybody has it” — Gang Of Youths frontman Dave Le’aupepe joined his bandmates for their multi-layered take on ‘Blood’, which came complete with keys, strings and the usual Gang Of Youths epicness.

“That song had a huge and tremendous impact on our adolescence,” said Le’aupepe of the song, explaining how much the “formative” track has helped him and his bandmates.

While in the triple j studios, Gang Of Youths also performed their original song ‘The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows’, from their latest album Go Farther In Lightness.

Le’aupepe also addressed triple j ‘Breakfast’ hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton’s recent on-air speech about their own mental health, telling the boys, “I personally believe you are worthy successors to this job.”

Watch both of Gang Of Youths’ Like A Version performances in full, below. The band are currently on a national tour, which still has shows scheduled in Adelaide and Fremantle. Stream Go Farther In Lightness right here.

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