Toronto trio Young Empires premiere their single, ‘The Gates’, on Wonderland.
Matthew Vlahovich, Jake Palahnuk and Taylor Hill’s British counterparts would be Prides, another trio who are using synths and guitars to tread the line between pop, rock and dance music. We’ve had our eye on the boys from Canada since they formed in 2009 and over the years they’ve perfected their festival ready sound.
Their new single, ‘The Gates’ is moody, anthemic and uplifting. After you’ve whirled through that roller coaster of emotion you’re ultimately left feeling a little overwhelmed, but it’s in a good way, promise. Even the studio recording is preparing for thousand strong crowds, supplementing the percussion with claps, echoed vocals give the impression of chanting and the beat is like a war drum. This is a song to kick a crowd into action.