Vancouver-based Gold & Youth write songs tinged with nostalgic desire. Their music evokes memories of neo-noir Los Angeles, cinematic haze and midnight solitudes. Dark and expansive synthetic textures are punctuated by programmed drums and interwoven with melancholy vocals, detuned synth melodies and understated guitars. The album varies from the cold, industrial sounds of Depeche Mode to the tenderness of Avalon-era Roxy Music.
The band is comprised of Matthew Lyall, Murray Mckenzie, Jeff Mitchelmore and, most recently, Louise Burns, already well known for her own work as a solo artist, lending her voice to four of the album’s tracks, including the first single ‘Jewel’.