Following the release of their new studio album ‘Data Mirage Tangram’ in February, Swiss industrial rock trio The Young Gods were back on tour performing the entire record live, their first output in a little under a decade. The new album is more ambient and focussed on creating complex electronic scapes compared to their early harder industrial sound.

The band began with the opening song on the record, the slow and lazy ‘Entre En Matière’ (Entered), followed by the repetitive ‘Figure Sans Nom’ (Figure Without Name), with its air raid sirenic guitar. They also showcased the tribal minimalist shouts of debut single ‘Envoyé’ (Sent) and rhythmic 2007 song ‘About Time’.

The Young Gods returned for an encore of their older more rockier material and, after some technical difficulties, played English lyric songs ‘Kissing The Sun’ and ‘Gasoline Man’, ending their show on ‘Skinflowers’, the latter two singles from their 1992 acclaimed studio album, ‘T.V. Sky’.

23/03/19: Young Gods @ O2 Academy Islington, London.

© Ayisha Khan.