Youth Mass are Darren Mullarkey, Neil Nevins, Willy Gray, Gavin Mulhall and Barry Mullarkey. They are an alternative / indie pop band from Trim who pride themselves on their riffs, on their melodies and on their ability to deliver a unique, guitar driven sound during their live shows.
They've released two EP's and one album to date, all attracted very favourable reviews (as too do their live shows - see live reviews below).
Their latest EP, LOST FUTURES, was released on April 27th, with the lead single - Someone is Calling - coming out that same day. They played a live show that night in The Workman's Club Dublin to mark the occasion.
- The Workman's Dublin 22/1/15
Remember the name: Youth Mass are the real deal. Furious dance-fused rock beats (Old Enough To Know Better is the best track we've heard this year) and atmospheric 80's tinged riffs. Remember when Bloc Party used to be fun, that's Youth Mass; a fully formed, genre busting guitar outfit that, thankfully, remembers how to put on a show
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They soak up the greatness and relay it musically. Something in the way they do it secures an early Radiohead comparison for the innovation before the longing of the lyrics opens it all out into Arcade Fire territory. The excellent texture shows how much they appreciate everything from how it adds volume. It is an invigorating live showing that cuts loose with wild abandonment as they go all out. If you want to know what a musical orgasm looks and sounds like live this is it right here.
- 2 FM
Album of the week.
Be in no doubt, this is a seriously strong album.
- Dan Hegarty (2FM)
What an album - I nearly ran a red light listening to the first track.
- THE SUNDAY TIMES
Youth Mass show an admirable ambition on their debut album. Aspiring to U2 style stadium anthem heights.
- THE IRISH INDEPENDENT
Insistent guitars and thunderous rhythm section deliver the goods in remarkable fashion. It's a cracker.
- THE IRISH DAILY STAR
Morning Run | Evening Sun blends stadium sing alongs with more intricate post rock stylings.
Spectacular - a band that will be a major force to be reckoned with.
- GOLDEN PLEC
Confident in their sound, the drum beats are relentless, and the melodies are utterly gorgeous.
"Morning Run | Evening Sun" is a confident and sometimes thrilling step in the right direction for the band.
Strong melodies, driving drums and ambient, crisp guitars are what this band is about.