HOT BAND: Newcastle’s Dom Borzestowski, far left, and his band Gang Of Youths received eight ARIA nominations on Tuesday.NEWCASTLE drummerDom Borzestowski could soon be adding “ARIA award-winner” to his list of accomplishments after Gang Of Youths dominatednominations on Tuesday.
Gang Of Youths are in the running for eight ARIA awards for their second recordGo Farther In Lightness including the prestigious AlbumOf The Year andBest Group.
The five-piecewasalso nominated forBest Rock Album, Best Video, Best n Live Act, Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year and Best Cover Art.
The ARIA awards will be announced at theStar Event Centre inSydneyonNovember 28 and broadcast on NBN.
It’s not the first time Gang Of Youths or the Borzestowski family have enjoyed ARIA nominations.
In 2015 Gang Of Youths received five nominations for their first album The Positions, but returned empty-handed.
Gang Of Youths – What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?Borzestowski’s older brotherSzymon, who died in 2012, also received a posthumous nomination that year in theBest Adult Contemporary Album category for his record Tigersapp.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of months for Gang Of Youths, who relocated to London from Sydney earlier this year to build their European fan base.
In AugustGo Farther In Lightness debuted at No.1 on the ARIA charts and Rolling Stone featured the band on their September cover.
“It’s one of those cool things you might dream of, but never expect will happen, so when we found out it was a thrill,”Borzestowski told the Newcastle Herald at the time.
Gang Of Youths’ star is expected to soar even higher after theircover of David Bowie’s classic Heroes was includedon the soundtrack of the upcoming DC Comics blockbuster Justice League.