Author: Ben E Webbs

Album Review: The Avalanches – Wildflower (2016)

July 11, 2016

This is an astonishing record. A story is secreted among its dayglo pop detritus: girl ditches home, meets wannabe folkstar (who does shit his way) and somewhere around “Colours” they eat tabs or fuck or both. You can practically hear the lysergic acid splash against Wildflower‘s prefrontal cortex. But writing about it is risky. Why […]

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“Frankie Sinatra” and the return of The Avalanches – why Wildflower is worth the 16 year wait

June 9, 2016

Two years ago, Danny Brown told us his collaboration with The Avalanches would ‘change the world’. Dust settles now on that world – one in which The Avalanches are most definitely back – and whether or not “Frankie Sinatra” was worth the agonising sixteen-year wait is up for debate. But let’s get something straight: the collab Brown spoke of was not […]

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