Art Of Fighting & Youth Group To Tour

Art of Fighting announce their only shows for 2020, a co-headline tour with Sydney’s Youth Group in May, and share a new video Conjuror from their AMP nominated album Luna Low.

For Art Of Fighting and Youth Group a co-headline tour makes perfect sense. Not only did both bands make their names in the mid-00s, playing thoughtful and dynamic guitar music, winning hearts of fans and critics alike, but they both returned last year with their first new music in over a decade.

Youth Group’s Toby Martin says of the tour, “I really feel simpatico with Art Of Fighting. Like us, they too have released a new album after a few years away and I can’t imagine better touring partners! We’ve been long-time admirers of the band and even played a few shows with them back in the mid-2000s. We’ve always loved their hushed intensity, and on top of that, they are a lovely bunch of people. I’m really excited to be touring with them!”

Art of Fighting say “AOF are stoked to be hitting the road with old pals Youth Group this May. We have never done a double headline before so that’s extra exciting. We are long-time fans of YG’s warm, heartfelt, intelligent songs and look forward to catching them perform tunes old and new.”

These shows will see each band perform a full hour long set and dive deep into their respective back catalogues, playing songs new and old, well-known along with cult faves. It’s a rare opportunity to see these two acclaimed acts on the same bill, so don’t miss your chance!

Art of Fighting also share a new video for Conjuror – directed by Hayley Miro Browne & Mclean Stephenson. Hayley, who is the sister of Ollie & Mile Browne from AOF, says of the video:

“Ollie first showed me a rough demo for ‘Conjuror’ during a visit to Denmark in 2017. I felt a pang of desire to be a part of the song, somehow. So when I was asked to make this video, I was ecstatic. In creating the concept, my main concern was not competing with the music, rather making an accompaniment. I had to carefully consider the family’s shared and independent love and grief for our late father Allan Browne about whom the song was written. My nephew Arty (Miles Browne’s son) was a perfect fit, Dad adored him. The song soars. The lyrics describe a glider up above , the metaphors both lyrically and visually are plentiful and personal and the rest is history.”

More info at https://www.artoffighting.com/