GANG OF YOUTHS
MTV Unplugged: Live In Melbourne
MOSY / SONY
Grandiosity prevails in the first Unplugged session natively produced Down Under. Its cherry on top an eight-minute redux of the severely underrated “Still Unbeating Life”, complete with a slow‑burning orchestral section and resonant percussion thumping in the background, choice cuts from the Go Farther In Lightness album are given a viciously enthralling coat of fresh paint.
Glassy keys, vibrant guitars and hair-raising strings flourish elegantly while frontman David Le’aupepe glides over them, leaping at will between dazzling grace and mighty swagger. Intimate, intricate and fiercely poignant, this is far more than your average live LP.
Review by Matt Doria