NEWCASTLE drummer Dom Borzestowski could soon be adding “ARIA award-winner” to his list of accomplishments after Gang Of Youths dominated nominations on Tuesday.
Gang Of Youths are in the running for eight ARIA awards for their second record Go Farther In Lightness including the prestigious Album Of The Year and Best Group.
The five-piece was also nominated for Best Rock Album, Best Video, Best Australian Live Act, Producer Of The Year, Engineer Of The Year and Best Cover Art.
The ARIA awards will be announced at the Star Event Centre in Sydney on November 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.
Borzestowski’s older brother Szymon, who died in 2012, also received a posthumous nomination that year in the Best 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 August Go Farther In Lightness debuted at No.1 on the ARIA charts and Rolling Stone Australia 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 their cover of David Bowie’s classic Heroes was included on the soundtrack of the upcoming DC Comics blockbuster Justice League.