This Vinyl House recently featured Young Empires, saying the band is “kicking in the gates of stardom.” The feature tells the story of the band from its first show in 2009 until the release this year of The Gates, which has brought the band to new heights. The article also mentions something that many fans might not know about the Toronto four-piece, which is that they’re also fashion entrepreneurs who have launched a collection of t-shirts and sweatshirts. Read more here.
Canadian Beats gave The Gates five stars in its review of the LP, with the reviewer writing that the band’s “combination of energizing instrumentation and sublime vocals create a natural synergy that left me feeling entranced.” Overall, the site says, “This bold and soaring musical statement demands attention and will no doubt gain critical acclaim as listeners refuse to put it down.” Read the review here.
Young Empires has a few US dates next week:
11/23 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
11/24 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
11/25 – U Street Music Hall