The Haunted Youth is the band of Hasselt-based Joachim Liebens (27), playing mesmerizing psych pop reminiscent of MGMT, DIIV, Slowdive or, we dare even say, The Cure.
The songs – about despair, hope, and the feeling of being a misunderstood misfit – are coated in a rich and dreamy international sound that will sweep you off your feet.
Debut single Teen Rebel certainly hit the mark: The Haunted Youth won Studio Brussel’s talent contest De Nieuwe Lichting, and ‘Teen Rebel’ got a lot of airplay in Belgium and abroad. It even drew attention across the pond, where it made the front page of the well-known and influential American online magazine Consequence of Sound. Enjoy Shadows!