The Haunted Youth is the band centred around 28-year-old Joachim Liebens from Hasselt, Belgium, allowing him to channel his innermost feelings into music and lyrics. Liebens writes songs to dream away to, wrapping them in a rich and velvety sound, echoing the beguiling shoegaze of Slowdive, the lulling dream pop of Beach House and the downtempo indie rock of Current Joys.
The Haunted Youth rose to fame in 2021 with debut single ‘Teen Rebel’, a success even surpassed by follow-ups ‘Coming Home’, ‘Gone’ and ‘Shadows’. The band attracted attention in the rest of Europe and the US, earning praise from outlets including NME, KEXP and Consequence, and gained widespread Spotify support. Quickly becoming everyone’s new favourite band, The Haunted Youth will be touring all over Europe this year and the next.