The group are working towards releasing some new music and an EP in the coming months, and I asked them what their main musical influences have been in curating their sound. While they cite interests in Imagine Dragons, The 1975, Bon Iver and The Script, they’re keen to insist that they don’t put themselves in a box musically: “We’ve a vast eclectic love of different music . . . I don’t think we put ourselves into a bracket of what we listen to.” They state Prince, The Weekend and Michael Jackson as influences in their up and coming music. On the subject of new music, the tickets for their debut tour have just gone on sale, during which they’ll play in some of Ireland’s best music venues. “I don’t think you can be a band in Ireland and not play venues like Dolans, The Róisín Dubh, Whelans…the iconic venues. They’re the places you want to start off in,” Dave tells me. “I always say ‘If things go very well, we can look back next year when we’re doing bigger venues, and go ‘Jeez, remember when we did the Roisin Dubh, that was amazing and now look what we’re doing.”Wild Youth have got it all going for them, but they’re keeping their feet firmly rooted on the ground. In a music industry that’s growing rapidly every day, they feel it’s important to stay true to themselves. “It is hard to stay current, but we don’t think about it. The more you try to stay current, the more boring you get.” They might be up and coming, but they’ve already garnered a wealth of experience and know exactly what they want. “Stay in your lane, do your thing, create the music that you love and you’re passionate about and if that sticks with people then that will stick with people, if it doesn’t, then it doesn’t. We challenge each other within the band to try and get the best out of ourselves.” Wild Youth play The Academy, Dublin on November 30th, tickets on sale now.