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Encyclopedia > Youth group
Youth Group

Background information
Origin Australia Sydney, Australia
Genre(s) Rock, Indie Rock
Years active 1990s – present
Label(s) Ivy League Records
Epitaph Records
Website http://www.youthgroup.com.au/
Members
Toby Martin
Danny Allen
Cameron Emerson-Elliott
Patrick Matthews
Former members
Andy Cassel
Paul Murphy
Jason Walker
John Lattin

Youth Group is a rock band from Sydney, Australia signed to Ivy League Records. With its roots in the Canberra indie rock scene, the group was formed in the late nineties by school friends Danny Allen, Paul Murphy, Toby Martin and Andy Cassell. Andy Cassell being one of three partners in the Ivy League / Winterman & Goldstein group of companies. Of the original members only Toby Martin (vocals/guitar) and Danny Allen (drums) remain. After various configurations, including the temporary membership of versatile Sydney musician, John Lattin of La Huva, the current lineup was finalised in 2004 through the addition of Cameron Emerson-Elliott on guitar (previously a member of The John Reed Club) and former bassist of The Vines, Patrick Matthews. Image File history File links Youth_group. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music from the mid 20th century which typically features a vocal melody (often with vocal harmony) that is supported by accompaniment of electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums, often with a strong back beat. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ivy League Records is based in Sydney, Australia however it has been successful both nationally and internationally. ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... Patrick Matthews is the former bassist of Australian garage rock band The Vines, and currently the bassist of Youth Group. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Ivy League Records is based in Sydney, Australia however it has been successful both nationally and internationally. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Paul Murphy could mean Paul Murphy, a popular South East USA LARP and manga writer Paul Murphy, a musician and educator Paul Murphy, an actor Paul Murphy, a journalist for Time Out Paul Murphy, a Welsh politician Paul Murphy, a Manitoba politician Paul Murphy, co-writer of Paranoia Paul Murphy... Ivy League Records is based in Sydney, Australia however it has been successful both nationally and internationally. ... An Australian music management company, Winterman & Goldstein is either directly or indirectly responsible for managing such musical artists as The Vines, Jet and Youth Group. ... The Vines are an Australian garage rock band notable for producing a raw musical hybrid of 60s rock and 90s alternative with the band being popularly promoted as The Beatles meets Nirvana. // The original version of the Vines met in suburban Sydney in the mid 1990s where Craig... Patrick Matthews is the former bassist of Australian garage rock band The Vines, and currently the bassist of Youth Group. ...


Built around the pure vocals of Martin and clean production of Wayne Connolly, the sound of Youth Group is reminiscent of power pop / indie rock artists such as Matthew Sweet. However it is Martin's insightful and empathetic lyrics which distinguish Youth Group from comparable bands. Able to create vignettes based around the emotional dynamics of his characters, often female, Martin's lyrics are typically unsentimental but rarely unsympathetic. Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Sidney Matthew Sweet (born c. ...


While the band always had a dedicated following in the inner cities of Sydney and Melbourne, their career was unremarkable until a series of chance happenings lead Epitaph Records boss Brett Gurewitz to hear their second album, Skeleton Jar, and release it in the U.S. Despite sounding nothing like the California punk that Epitaph is widely known for, the support of a US label was the break that Youth Group needed to find a wider audience. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced either or [1]) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... Brett Gurewitz (aka: Mr. ... Skeleton Jar is the name of an album released by Youth Group in 2004. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Although the band had played at the 2003 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and done a small number of dates with The Vines and The Music on their US West Coast tour, including a sold out show at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, it was the chance to support Death Cab for Cutie in 2005 that saw their profile rise most quickly. In addition, their single "Forever Young", a cover of the song by Alphaville, was used in the television show The O.C.. This song also saw much greater interest in Youth Group from mainstream audiences in Australia. The song debuted on the Australian charts at #2, and eventually peaked at #1. It was also #1 in the first ever digital download chart. During 2006, they supported Coldplay in their sold-out tour of Australia and have announced their own national tour. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... South by Southwest (SXSW, Inc. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ... The Vines are an Australian garage rock band notable for producing a raw musical hybrid of 60s rock and 90s alternative with the band being popularly promoted as The Beatles meets Nirvana. // The original version of the Vines met in suburban Sydney in the mid 1990s where Craig... This article is about a British rock band. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The name Fillmore may refer to: Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth President of the United States. ... Death Cab for Cutie is an American band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forever Young is a single released by Australian rock group, Youth Group. ... Alphaville is a German synthpop/-rock music group which gained popularity in the 1980s. ... The O.C. is an American television comedy-drama program broadcast on the FOX Network in the US and on various networks around the world. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coldplay are an alternative rock band from London, England composed of Chris Martin on lead vocals and piano, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion. ...


In July 2006 the band released their third album, Casino Twilight Dogs, which features "Forever Young", along with their second single, "Catching and Killing". As of July 24, 2006, Casino Twilight Dogs debuted at #10 in the ARIA Album Charts [1]. Casino Twilight Dogs is the third studio album from Australian band Youth Group, released in 2006 on Ivy League Records as a follow up to 2004s Skeleton Jar. ... This article is about the musical term aria. ...


There is a widely-circulated theory in the music community that the band name Youth Group is a clever twist on the name of the Scottish indie rock band Teenage Fanclub, whom vocalist Toby Martin has cited as a major musical influence during his childhood. Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Teenage Fanclub is a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989. ...


Youth Group won the 2006 Aria for "Break-Though Single" for Forever Young. Forever Young can mean any of the following: Forever Young, a 1983 film. ...

Contents

Discography

Albums

Skeleton Jar is the name of an album released by Youth Group in 2004. ... Epitaph Records is a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. ... Casino Twilight Dogs is the third studio album from Australian band Youth Group, released in 2006 on Ivy League Records as a follow up to 2004s Skeleton Jar. ...

Singles

  • Weekender (1998)
  • Interface (1999)
  • We Are Mean (1999)
  • Country Tour (1999)
  • Guilty (1999)
  • Happiness Border (2000)
  • Shadowland (Nov 2003)
  • Forever Young (Feb 2006) #1 Australia (Platinum)
  • Catching and Killing (June 2006) #44 Australia
  • Daisychains (September 2006)
  • Sorry (Late 2006) TBA

Forever Young is a single released by Australian rock group, Youth Group. ...

Compilations

  • Music from the OC: Mix 5 (2005 · Warner Bros./Wea)

2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display.asp?chart=1A50

External links

  • Youth Group
  • Ivy League Records
  • Mathematics
  • Myspace
  • Youth Group at The Dwarf
  • Youth Group Lyrics
  • Youth Group Interview at U.S. based Truepunk.com

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