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*this is an over 18s show – ID required

Young Wonder have announced a headline show in Whelans on Friday May 22nd to celebrate the release of their long awaited debut album ‘Birth’ , which will be released on Feel Good Lost on May 18th. Tickets €13, incl. booking fee, go on sale tomorrow at 9am and are available from Ticketmaster.

The electronic pop duo broke through in mid – 2012, after the release of their self-titled debut EP and stand-out single, ‘To You’. The band received nods from the like sof Pitchfork, The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, Clash and more; topped the Hype Machine Charts and received a Single of the Week nomination from BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart. The last three years have been spent writing, releasing, rehearsing and refining – all the while picking up fans in the most unlikely places across the globe.

For Rach and Ian, time, that precious commodity, has been well spent. Ian “In a weird way, this feels like the start for us because the first releases were really just experimenting. It feels like we have found it now and the simple but beautiful word birth made sense for us”. Rach simple says: “ We wanted to create something we were proud of”.

Birth was recorded over the last 18 months at the band’s base in Cork and features collaborations with US producer Marce Reazon and Sacred Animals. Title track ‘Birth’ is a deceptively engaging record that shimmers in the light, hiding its depth in plain sight. The album is available to download and on limited vinyl.

07.05: Electrowerkz, London
16.05: The Savoy, Cork
22.05: Whelan’s Dublin
29.05: Roisin Dubh, Galway
30.05: Dolan’s Upstairs, Limerick
10.07: Valentia Isle Festival, Kerry
19.07: Longitude Festival, Dublin


ON SALE WED 22nd APR, 9AM: €13 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).