Everyone can take a collective sigh of relief. The Avalanches are well and truly back. We’ve been teased, hopes have been raised, expectations inflated and now, 16 years after the release of the game-changing Since I Left You, the group have released their first new piece of music in “Frankie Sinatra”. With its Australian premiere on triple j this afternoon with Richard Kingsmill and Lewi McKirdy, “Frankie Sinatra” has been streamed worldwide via Beats One.
Linking up with Danny Brown and MF Doom on the single, mixed in with an iconic sample from The Sound of Music, “Frankie Sinatra” is the first taste from The Avalanches’ new album Wildflower – one people around the world are no doubt going to be hearing more from as they select tour dates go down over the next few months.
The band is due to take to the stage at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this weekend, while London fans will be able to see The Avalanches at Field Day shortly after. The Avalanches will be bringing their brand new live show to Australian fans at Splendour in the Grass in July.
You can listen to Zane Lowe interviewing The Avalanches on Beats One, while we wait for the official audio single to drop!
UPDATE: The Avalanches now have a music video for “Frankie Sinatra” up and running…