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Danny Allen Drums/Keys/Vocals 

Cameron Emerson Elliot 

Patrick Matthews Bass/Vocals 



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Youth Group

Youth Group - the widely-heralded Sydney-based rock outfit - will release its 2nd U.S. studio album, for the Anti Label on January 23, 2007. Casino Twlight Dogs, produced by Wayne Connolly (The Vines, You Am I), and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliot Smith, Guided By Voices), is the follow up to last year's critically acclaimed Skeleton Jar, and comes at a particularly exciting time for Youth Group who were nominated for five ARIA awards, and won for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

The band achieved double platinum sales and an Australian #1 single in March 2006 with "Forever Young", before playing Coachella and undertaking a hugely successful support slot on Coldplay's trek down under.

Casino Twilight Dogs, a work of shimmering beauty full of heart, debuted at #10 upon release in Australia and has already achieved gold status there.

Youth Group's story-to-date reads something like a three-act play. The first act begins in 1998, with founding members Toby Martin and Danny Allen forming an indie rock band that releases its debut album "Urban & Eastern" in Australia in 2000. Out of print since 2003, the album will be re-released in July 2006 after the band discovers not only are secondhand copies going for up $90 at Redeye Records, but that they themselves no longer have copies. "Urban & Eastern" establishes Youth Group as one of Australia's best kept underground secrets.

Cut to the second act of the play and things aren't quite as rosy. Occasional shitty gigs, money issues, day jobs and departing members make things a little tough, and it takes the whole of 2003 for the band to get it all together and record its second album, "Skeleton Jar". But what a record it turns out to be.

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