Review // Gold & Youth – Beyond Wilderness

gayArts & Crafts // May 14th

Canadians Gold & Youth make lovely, dreamy electronic music. Guitarist and singer Murray McKenzie has a deep, powerful voice reminiscent of Ian Curtis and it blends perfectly with Louise Burns’ beautiful backing vocals. Their first single from ‘Beyond Wilderness’, ‘Jewel’, sees Burns take the lead, to wonderful effect; it’s definitely a highlight. Elsewhere, ‘City Of Quartz’ is a fantastic, catchy introduction to kick things off, and ‘Come To Admire’ has an absolutely gorgeous melody. Other highlights include ‘Little Mild Love’, ‘Palm Villas’ and ‘Quarters’. Although occasionally a little monotonous, for the most part it’s an accomplished debut well worth checking out.