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Interview: whenyoung discuss debut album and UK tour

We spoke to the band backstage at TRNSMT Festival.

Formed in Limerick and now based in London, whenyoung, comprised of Aoife Power (bass, vocals), Niall Burns (guitar) and Andrew Flood (drums) have been permeating playlists over the past few years with their anthemic indie-pop songs.

After years of writing together, the band released their highly anticipated debut album Reasons To Dream in May, with critics such as DIY, Dork and Clash quick to praise the release.

The record, which contains the singles Pretty Pure and Never Let Go, charts the trios move from Limerick to London, documenting their thoughts and feelings on topics such as love, insecurity and the growing inequality in Britain.

Noted for their enthusiastic live shows, whenyoung will head out on their biggest UK tour to date later this year to support the album.

In the middle of a packed festival season for the band, we caught up with them at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival to discuss their debut album and what they hope fans take away from their upcoming shows.

Catch whenyoung at the following tour dates:

30 September 2019 – Bodega Social, Nottingham
1 October 2019 – Gorilla, Manchester
3 October 2019 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
4 October 2019 – The Mash House, Edinburgh
7 October 2019 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
8 October 2019 – Scala, London
12 October 2019 – Thekla, Bristol
10 December 2019 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester w/ The Libertines
19 December 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London w/ The Libertines

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk