Best Youth

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Best Youth
OriginPorto, Portugal
Electronic music

Best Youth is a Portuguese band from Porto, whose sound could be described as clash between electronic indie rock and dream pop, formed by Ed Rocha Gonçalves and Catarina Salinas. In 2011 their self-released by Optimus Discos, the first EP, "Winterlies", with the first single "Hang Out" has seen airplay in all the major national radio stations and topped the chart of Antena 3 for 3 weeks, leading them to make its presence in the most important festivals of the specialty, such as Optimus Alive!, Optimus Primavera Sound, Paredes de Coura, among others.[1][2][3][4]

In 2013 they released an album and toured nationwide with "There Must be a Place", a project shared with fellow band We Trust and also the release of a one-off single – "Still your girl", both garnering airplay and success all around the country.[1] 2013 was also the year for breaking out internationally and resulted in two prizes received in Spain for best European band for Best Youth and best European newcomer for "There Must be a Place", and a show at Glimps Festival in Belgium.[1][5]

In 2014 they released a theme in collaboration with Moullinex joining the tops of the largest national radio stations, as well as "Red Diamond" – the first single from his debut album. Ed and Catherine released in late March its long-awaited debut album, "Highway Moon", their first original album, a production that transcends national borders and brings together critical positive in the UK. "Mirrorball", the second single, debuted in CLASH magazine and brought an open compliment of BBC London: "my favorite new band out of Portugal."[6][7][8][9]





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  3. ^ "Best Youth no Vodafone Paredes de Coura: um caso de química". BLITZ. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "LTURA Uma declaração de afeto à voz dela" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Best Youth". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Best Youth, a dois" (in Portuguese). Público. 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Best Youth atuam em abertura dedicada aos talentos nacionais". 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Best Youth". LIVECOM. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  9. ^ "'Highway Moon' é o disco de estreia dos Best Youth". Retrieved 20 September 2016.