Young The Giant

Young The Giant

Somerset House Summer Series with American Express

Sat 18 Jul 2020
Doors 19.30
£36.25 (includes £3.75 booking fee)
The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Supported by Visit California

LA (Orange County) quintet Young the Giant sell out arena shows and headline festivals in the US, but loyal London fans have had fewer opportunities to catch this kinetic band live. Now’s your chance.

Often categorised by the press as a kind of indie-rock melting pot (frontman Sameer Gadhia’s parents are Indian immigrants, bassist Payam Doostzadeh is Persian-American, guitar player Jacob Tilley is British, drummer Francois Comtois hails from Quebec) the group has instead chosen to let their music do the talking.

Their seemingly effortless way with writing soaring indie rock choruses has produced a series of certified commercial and critical hits, including My Body and Cough Syrup, aptly described by vocalist Sameer as evoking an “eternal summer.”

The perfect headline act then for a Saturday night, Young the Giant will bring their blissful West Coast vibes to Summer Series with infectious melodies, soaring vocals and an irrepressible, upbeat enthusiasm.

One of the great contemporary rock voices

The New York Times
Young The Giant, Heat of the Summer