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Sun 23rd Apr 2023

Whelan’s Main Venue

Ahead of their highly anticipated Sophomore LP next year, Munster duo Whenyoung have announced details of their upcoming April Irish tour, which includes a show in Whelan’s on Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Tickets from €18.35 including booking fees on sale Wednesday 30th November at 10AM

Whenyoung are an Irish band from Clare and Limerick, based in the UK. They were brought up with a love for music from Irish trad to 00’s pop and everything in between, eventually coming upon punk and rock music of old. That became their mutual escape, which eventually resulted in them moving to London to start a band.

Whenyoung began as a band called Sisters in 2013 with Niall, who is no longer a member of the band. In 2016 this morphed into Whenyoung. The band signed with Virgin EMI and UMP in 2017 and after extensive touring (Ire, UK, Eur, US), festival circuits and supporting the likes of Nick Cave, The Pogues, Blossoms, Garbage, The Libertines, Declan McKenna, Inhaler, The Vaccines and Sundara Karma, they released their debut album in 2019. They have been widely supported at radio, particularly by BBC Radio 1, performing two Maida Vale sessions for Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders.

2020 to now has been the pair re-establishing Whenyoung. New music, new sound, fewer members, new team, new label, Aoife overcoming a broken jaw… and all the other life-changing that went on for everyone in that time. The duo have recorded a huge catalogue of work in this time with producer, Gethin Pearson and their sophomore album is set for release in 2023 on US indie label Antifragile Music and UMP.

Aoife and Andrew are also keen co-writers, working with a range of artists on their own projects. They are interested in all forms of art, especially film, fashion and design. These oeuvres help to inform and inspire. Aoife and Andrew love adding identity and narrative to music through film and photography, creating moods and exploring visual elements and find it to be an integral part of the process when connecting to an audience.

The band explain their methods: “Our music often gestates in the form of a vocal melody and we build it from that on an acoustic guitar, bass or piano accompaniment. When the song’s energy and personality becomes apparent we start to build flesh around the bones and then Aoife writes the lyrics. It’s a team effort. Lyrically it’s never whimsical, the subject matter and meaning has to be real, it has to mean something to us”.


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€18.35 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


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