Munich was formed by six friends studying music production and music technology at Leeds Met, and the band come from all parts of the UK and Ireland.
Gareth Keane (vocals) was born and raised in the city that the band is named after before moving to Dublin at eight. After school he struggled to find a musical outlet for the songs he recorded on his 8-track portable studio. Poor life choices left him working in an office and living in a dilapidated ghost estate on the fringes of Dublin’s northside. Like the rest of the band he moved to Leeds to meet other musicians and develop musically.
Since forming last summer they have played Live At Leeds and supported established acts such as Delays and up and coming bands such as Shy Nature and The Creases, to name a few.
The songs are about the fear of growing up and struggling to find a place in life, as well as a celebration of adolescence. Munich spend hours in damp basements with shitty amps trying to reconcile the joys of youth with the trepidation of adulthood.
Munich‘s new video for The World was released on the 10th June via their Facebook page. It was produced by Feeble Mediaand stars Christian Brown as a man reflecting on his life choices as he walks around Leeds.
Their next gig is the Futuresound Music Competition on Thursday 17th July, to try and win a place to play at the Leeds/Reading festivals. Tickets are £4 and can be bought from the band directly.