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Lost//Youth makes debut with single ‘Mayhem’ & announces two-part concept EP collection

Lost//Youth make their debut with a stand-alone single ‘Mayhem’, recorded by singer Alanna Joy and produced by Alanna and David Gresham record’s Sloani.


 After grafting in the music industry for several years, the group comes together to deliver a unique yet nostalgic experience, with influences from The Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac and Kaleo.


Mayhem is a fierce alt/rock song with pop sensibilities and tells the story of someone who can’t seem to get love right.


It explores the saviour complex and the inability to save someone else if you yourself need saving. The track serves as an introduction for the group and paves the way for their two EP collection (the first of which will be out mid-august) that will explore the concepts of light and dark and help define their versatile yet distinctive sound.

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Only to be shared on 28th May 2021

Lost//Youth - Mayhem
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Lost//Youth - Mayhem (Official Music Video)

Lost//Youth - Mayhem (Official Music Video)

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Notable achievements


  • 2021 Mayhem featured on Apple music 'New In Alternative' Playlist

  • 2021 Mayhem featured on Spotify's 'SA Rock Essentials' & 'New Music Fridays South Africa' playlists

Alanna Joy:

  • 2020 featured on the SA Rock Essentials Spotify playlist with track 'Too Late' 

  • 2019 Splashy Fen Festival

  • 2019 Sofar Sounds Cape Town

  • 2018 Featured on Apple Music's 'Best of the Week',  Spotify's 'New Music Fridays' and Deezer's 'Unwrapped SA' playlists 

Lost//Youth Band Photo
Lost//Youth Band Photo

Quotes from the artist:

Recording process:

 “We recorded the drums and bass at the late Kill City Blues studio and everything else was done in our home studio. We set up a gazebo in our room and hung blankets from the sides to acoustically treat the room.” - Alanna Joy

The song:

“Mayhem is actually one of the first songs we ever played together. I wrote it years ago and never really knew how I wanted the arrangement, but when the band played it for the first time, it was like they knew exactly what to do. It was everything I never knew I wanted for the song. It’s really something special when you play with people that just get you like that.”

– Alanna Joy

Band Biography:

Lost//youth is here to save you from the modern noise. The alt/rock band, formed in 2021, brings something new to the table while being reminiscent of bands from before their time. With acoustic elements, epic guitar solos and sincere lyricism, the group delivers a unique and yet nostalgic experience.


With diverse, anti-modern influences such as Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Tracy Chapman, KALEO and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, their music is hard to define - and that's exactly how they like it. Their upcoming two-part project, playing off the concepts of the light and dark, will help define their sound as malleable and yet inherently distinctive.


Lead singer Alanna Joy brings an amalgamation of fierce and tender elements through her vocal style and tells stories of love, heartbreak and searching for something more. The group's sound is driven by heavy, melodic bass played by Charlie Charles and driving, passionate electric guitar by Faghri Hendricks. Their drummer, Dan Paulse, who performed with the Medicine Dolls and Frances Clare, concretes their rock grooves and brings a unique style to their softer songs.


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