I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for big anthemic rock music today. “Hugo,” the latest track from Brunswick band Neighbourhood Youth, fits the bill. It might be far too early for such behaviour, but it has me punching the air in solidarity.

“’Hugo’ tells the story of an old man reminiscing about the war, and his feelings and regrets from that experience. It also touches on how humans don’t learn from their past mistakes,” the band’s bassist and the wordsmith behind the song, Sam Nathan, explained in a press release.

Neighbourhood Youth will play a couple of shows to celebrate the release of “Hugo.” Keep in mind that these guys sold out the Workers Club last year when they launched their sophomore EP, so you can expect these shows to be big! Catch them at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in the Gallery Bar on May 26 and at Melbourne’s Yah Yah’s on June 2.

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