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.

And this is all just the beginning. Wait until you hear the songs live, they will blow your mind.

The Haunted Youth is there for you and is here to stay.


Björn Nuyens
Territory: Europe


14.08.24 / De Helling - Utrecht, NL (try-out)
18.08.24 / Pukkelpop - Hasselt
29.08.24 / Hit The City - Eindhoven, NL
12.10.24 / Nürnberg Pop - Nürnberg, DE
16.10.24 / MaMa Festival - Paris, FR


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