Fresh from their performance at Sea Sessions and support slot with The Script, Wild Youth, the four-piece band who stormed the Spotify Viral Charts and held the #1 spot for two weeks with their first single, have announced they are to play Limerick later this year.
Dolans Presents have announced that Wild Youth will play Dolans Warehouse on Saturday 1st December.
With influences ranging from Imagine Dragons to The XX, The Script and The 1975, Wild Youth play a melodic brand of pop-rock with electronic touches.
After a freak accident left Conor O’Donohoe, songwriter and keyboards, with a prolonged period of rehabilitation, he took up the guitar to pass the time. His new passion caused him to shift his focus from college and sports to composing songs in his shed with singer, childhood best friend Dave Whelan.
With the recruitment of guitarist Edward Porter and drummer Callum McAdam, Conor found two musicians that could breathe new life into the songs he had composed. The four then locked themselves away for a year writing new songs and developing their sound.
In 2017, the band emerged with All or Nothing, which amassed over half a million Spotify streams. Their second single, Lose Control, received heavy rotation on radio stations and led to sold out headline shows in Dublin and London.
They soon found themselves invited to support artists such as Niall Horan, The Script, and Zara Larsson on arena sized shows, and drawing huge crowds to their festival slots across Ireland and the UK.
The band have already played festivals across the country, including Indiependence, Sea Sessions and Longitude. RTE entertainment critic Sarah McIntyre described the band as 'set for big things judging by their super catchy, pop-rock sound tinged with electronic touches'.
Earlier this year the band released the Foo Fighters song My Hero with Woodie's Choir as part of a drive to raise €1m for four Irish charities - Jack and Jill, Down Syndrome Ireland, Temple Street and the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Wild Youth have recently returned with a brand-new single Can’t Move On, co-produced by Mark Sheehan and Danny O’ Donoghue of The Script in London’s Metropolis Studios.
Currently splitting their time between Dublin and London, writing and recording their first album, Wild Youth look set to big one of the biggest acts of 2018 and for many years beyond.
Wild Youth will play Dolans Warehouse on Saturday 1st December. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via www.dolans.ie