The Young Folk from Ireland
Irish band The Young Folk are returning to New Zealand, in response to the success of their 2018 NZ tour.
Hailing from Dublin, The Young Folk marry traditional acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies with contemporary production techniques resulting in a sound which has been compared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash. “One of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades” (Maverick Magazine)
The Young Folk consists of Anthony Furey (vocals/guitar) and Paul Butler (vocals/piano/synth), both songwriters of exceptional talent. The duo are joined by New Zealander Alex Borwick (trombone/synth/percussion/banjo/vocals) for their live shows, enabling The Young Folk to fully flex their musical muscle.
Alex has been based in Dublin for 6 years where he works as a producer/recording engineer at the world-renowned Grouse Lodge Recording Studio, as well as playing in a variety of touring bands. “I’m looking forward to showing the guys some of my home country, and to connect my life on the other side of the world with my home”.
The Young Folk are signed to UK’s Pixie Pace Records, through which they released their debut album, The Little Battle, in 2014, which went straight to #2 in the Dutch charts and Top 10 in the Irish album charts. Their second album, First Sign Of Morning, was released in 2016. The band have toured extensively all over the USA, Europe, and Australia, and are continually winning over new audiences.
“This is an accomplished musical aggregate that join the microdots between Noah & The Whale and old Greenwich Village Kweskin Jug Band. This is folk in Cuban heels.” – The Evening Herald.
“Up-and-coming Irish rockers of the moment” – Hot Press Magazine
“First-rate alternative folk meets indie pop… First Sign of Morning is a rare and beautiful album… There is a bright future for The Young Folk ahead.” – Soundz Magazine