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Music, Thu 28 Nov 2019

The Young Gods

The Young Gods


Brudenell presents...

The Young Gods []
+ Specials Guests TBA

28.11.2019 | £15.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors [] []


The Young Gods have been pushing the limits of sound for more than thirty years. They began as pioneers of industrial punk who flirted with surreal cabaret, and as sonic wizards they moved on to shamanize electro/techno music, all the while forging their own unique sound. In the process they became legends of the European scene.


During the winter of 1984-85, Franz Treichler and Cesare Pizzi redefined the grammar of rock using rudimentary machines. They were inhabited by an uncompromising, raw and poetic vision. Joined by drummer Frank Bagnoud, they fine-tuned the formula of the Young Gods. Their first concerts were like electroshocks. They featured voice, drums and sampler... and walls of guitar sounds, but without guitars: their music was unheard of. When the first eponymous album appeared in 1987, the British press heralded the phenomenon: "The Young Gods are the New Thing, they are what happens next ..." In the early 1990s, with Al Comet replacing Cesare Pizzi on samplers, the trio surfed the wave of alternative rock. The album “T.V. Sky”, with its single "Skinflowers" rotating on MTV, opened the doors of the United States. David Bowie, U2 and Nine Inch Nails began citing them as inspirations. Things accelerated at a frantic pace. So much so that it all became too much. In the early 2000s, the trio regrouped in Geneva, redefined its priorities, and moved closer to the effervescent electro / techno scene. Bernard Trontin replaced Üse Hiestand on drums.

... Fast forward!

The Young Gods celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2005 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, with the Sinfonietta orchestra of Lausanne and the singer Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Fantômas). They also spearheaded a myriad of multidisciplinary creations, for Swiss Expo.02, for the Geneva Science Museum, with anthropologist Jeremy Narby for “Amazonia Ambient Project”, or reinterpreting the legendary Woodstock concert of 1969... They also collaborated with alternative hip-hop group Dälek, with the trio of improvisers Koch, Schütz & Studer, and with the band Nação Zumbi for a Brazilian tour and another Montreux performance.

Unplug & replug

After releasing an acoustic album (“Knock on Wood”, 2008), which they took on tour, the trio turned their machines back on and recorded the fiery “Everybody Knows” (2010), with the support of a fourth member, flesh-and-blood guitarist Vincent Hänni. Then they performed their first two albums on stage, “The Young Gods” and “L'Eau rouge”, with Cesare Pizzi returning to his original place on samplers.

So what does the musical future of The Young Gods look like now? It started to take shape around Treichler, Pizzi and Trontin doing a public residence at the Cully Jazz Festival in 2015. Three years after, the 12th album of the band is ready. It was mixed in London by Alan Moulder. The release is planned for February 2019 and it will be followed by a European Tour in March and April and a subsequent World tour.

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Event details

Dates Times
Thu 28 Nov 2019 19:30 to 00:00


Please note that admission is by ticket.

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Events at this Venue

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Sun 24 Nov Brudenell Piano Sessions: Matinee Show
Sun 24 Nov Erland Cooper
Mon 25 Nov The Gotobeds
Tue 26 Nov Ceremony
Tue 26 Nov Deliluh & Lightning Dust
Thu 28 Nov The Young Gods


33 Queen Road,
Hyde Park,



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Map reference: SE 283349  Lat: 53.80963 Long: -1.57170

By Car:

From Leeds City Centre: Head out of town towards Headingley/ Universities on Woodhouse Lane. After you pass Leeds University on the left, turn left at the traffic lights onto Clarendon Road (the Library pub is on this junction). Turn right at the next traffic lights (Leeds Business School is opposite) onto Moorland Road. Hyde Park is on your right as you drive along Moorland Road. At the next crossroads, continue straight on (Royal Park Road) and down the hill. Take the left at the Royal Park pub at the bottom of the hill. The Brudenell is on your right, opposite the playground. There is free car parking space at the venue.

By Public Transport:

By rail: Take a train to Burley Park station (one stop from Leeds City Centre). Leave the station and turn left at the top of the steps. Walk to the end of the road - you will see a large Co-Op on your left. Turn right and walk down Cardigan Road for a few minutes. Cross over and turn left onto Royal Park Road when you get to the Grove curry house. Keep walking along Royal Park Road, past the mosque, until you reach a crossroads. The Royal Park pub is on your right. Turn right and walk past the front of the Royal Park pub. Keep going, and you will reach the entrance to the Brudenell car park opposite the playground.

By bus: The 56 stops on Queens Road, opposite the Royal Park pub. Follow directions as above.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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