The Young Folk
Dublin, County Dublin
You’ll be delighted to know that there is nothing typical about The Young Folk. Yes, the band members (Anthony Furey, vocals/guitar, Tony McLoughlin, bass/mandolin, Paul Butler,piano/vocals, and Karl Hand, drums/percussion) are of a certain youthful age, and yes, the songs they create are variants/enhancements on what could be tethered under the term ‘folk’, but if you’re looking for very obvious reference points (or worse, clichés) then you’d best search elsewhere.
In 2012, the band played Irish summer events such as Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions, Sligo Live, and Valentia Isle Festival, and then performed shows in parts of Scandinavia.
This year alone, The Young Folk have gigged in New York (for Culture Ireland), Italy and Ireland (for the launch of their debut album, The Little Battle), and in the UK (the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival, where they shared a stage with The Waterboys and The Staves). Finishing off their summer with a high, performing at the Little Big Tent in Electric Picnic.
With several records under the belt – including 2011’s The Young Folk EP and this year’s debut album, The Little Battle – Anthony, Tony, Paul and Karl are presently writing new material for release in the ﬁrst half of 2014.
The Young Folk’s debut album, The Little Battle, is available for sale on ITunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.
The Evening Herald made statement "this is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Villagers, Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels."
Dubliner Magazine labelled them as “a unique prospect” “one of the most promising young Irish bands of recent years” (Eamon Carr), not because of their impressive resume, but because of the raw energy and passion they bring to the stage.
Hotpress descibe them as "serious challengers for the area populated by the likes of Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons and The Low Anthem."
Visit them at their website and stream their debut album
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