Epic Aussie act looks to break through stateside

Melding the rafter-reaching choruses of U2 and Springsteen with early aughts indie rock and the vulnerability of Frightened Rabbit, Australia's Gang of Youths is helmed by Dave Le'aupepe, a philosophically curious and spiritually restless singer who was made to play arenas. Which he does in Australia. Judging by the strength and accessibility of the band's 2017 album, Go Farther in Lightness, Gang of Youths won't be bound to small rock clubs in the states for long. (Safe bet)