The Avalanches

The Avalanches announces “A Party for Melbourne” with party food from Attica

August 28, 2020

Attica’s Ben Shewry has hooked up with the founding members of eternally acclaimed music wizards The Avalanches to throw “A Party for Melbourne”, a virtual house party taking place on Saturday 12th September. “The idea for A Party for Melbourne grew out of our friendship with Ben and Kylie Staddon from Attica,” said The Avalanches’ […]

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The Jezabels and DMA’s will headline Sydney’s Bad Friday Festival in April

January 21, 2019

One of Sydney’s most popular block parties, the long-running Bad Friday, has announced a huge line up for their 10th anniversary event, featuring some of the country’s finest (plus one international) in what will no doubt be a highly sought boutique festival. Set to kick off the Easter long weekend, Bad Friday will make the […]

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Japanese actor Kunichi Nomura was partying with The Avalanches before Isle of Dogs Premiere at SXSW

March 24, 2018

While at SXSW, we met Japanese actor (and film co-writer) Kunichi Nomura, to chat about his new film Isle of Dogs – the anticipated stop motion film from acclaimed director Wes Anderson. While on the red carpet, once he learnt we were Australian, he took the opportunity to let us in that he’d just flown in from […]

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Festival Review: Sydney City Limits debuts with a bang at Centennial Park

February 26, 2018

It’s always going to be tough for a new festival to break into a seemingly saturated market and also have a line up that would rival just about any other festival across the world. Thankfully, the team behind Sydney City Limits know a thing or two about booking, curating and planning a successful festival in […]

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The Libertines, Car Seat Headrest among Sydney City Limits artists to confirm sideshows

November 15, 2017

The sideshow news keeps on coming today, as Sydney City Limits artists unleash details of their own headline shows for the Aussie east coast in early 2018. While Phoenix revealed extra shows for Melbourne and Brisbane, the likes of The Libertines, Car Seat Headrest, The Avalanches and more have also been counted as festival names soon to be extending […]

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Anoushka Shankar & Kamasi Washington lead first WOMADelaide artist announcement

October 11, 2017

WOMADelaide has come out the gate swinging with their first line up for 2018, bringing out big guns Anoushka Shankar and Kamasi Washington alongside the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Avalanches and Dan Sultan for what’s looking to be another stellar year out in Adelaide’s Botanic Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0K9niyHgsI 18 artists have been announced to perform over the long weekend […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The 40 Best Australian Albums of 2016: From Outlier to Reclaim Australia

January 16, 2017

Last week we delivered our Top 40 Albums of 2016, as voted by our contributors – some huge albums from chart dominating artists entered in, as did some breakthrough records from bands on the homefront we were still getting to know. We go another level deeper and look at the Top Australian releases as part […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 11, 2017

Looking back at last year’s run of new releases, it’s safe to say there were some definite hits alongside those that may not have lived up to the hype. We saw the return of some esteemed artists after a long time out of the spotlight, while some of our own emerging superstar talents came through strongly […]

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Live Review: The Avalanches + Grandmaster Flash – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05.01.17)

January 6, 2017

Eight. That’s how old I was when The Avalanches changed recorded music history with their debut album Since I Left You. I’m now 24 and having grown out of the music I was listening to as an eight year old (So Fresh Hits of Summer anyone?), I was definitely looking forward to seeing The Avalanches […]

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Tkay Maidza joins Flume, The Avalanches and more on 2017 Governors Ball line up in New York

January 4, 2017

Well, damn. Talk about a 24 hours for festival line ups. First we had Coachella break in their 2017 lineup and now, New York’s Governors Ball has done the same thing with unveiling their round of artists set to hit Randall’s Island Park in June. Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix and Childish Gambino lead the top billing spots for the June […]

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Review: The Falls Music & Arts Festival stands strong amid a jam-packed Australian festival season

January 3, 2017

There was something different about the Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2016. Even now, a few days on from New Year’s Eve, I can’t put my finger on it. Following the Victorian event’s temporary relocation to Mt. Duneed Estate last year, we returned to the hallowed and lush surrounds of the Great Otway National Park in Lorne and […]

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The Avalanches step up their game to bring in 2017 at Falls Festival in Lorne

January 1, 2017

The final day and night at Falls Festival Lorne went quicker than the previous three, with the New Year’s Eve party vibes kicking in early. Throughout the chilly afternoon crowds up at the Grand Theatre were treated to performances by the likes of Hælos (on their debut Australian tour), Marlon Williams and Baro – a […]

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NGAIIRE, Camp Cope, Tash Sultana take multiple nominations in this year’s AU Awards!

December 9, 2016

With just a few weeks left in 2016, the Australian music industry is by no means slowing down and heading into any type of hibernation for the holidays. With our summer festival season just ramping up, the last few months seem to have been all about celebrating some amazing talent doing amazing things both in the studio […]

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Troye Sivan and Flume lead 2016 ARIA Award nominations!

October 5, 2016

It was all about Blue Neighbourhood, Skin, Nonagon Infinity and Wildflower at the 2016 ARIA Awards nominations event in Sydney this morning, with all the award nominees finally being unveiled. Leading the charge this year is Flume (with 11 nominations) and Troye Sivan (7 nominations), the former’s 2016 album Skin already taking away three Artisan awards this morning (Producer of the Year, […]

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Fine Arts, Best Comedy and Artisan ARIA Award nominees announced!

October 3, 2016

We’re entering ARIA Award territory for another year, with the first round of nominees (Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy) being announced, the winners to be announced at the official ARIA Nominations Event in Sydney this Wednesday. Already, Flume and The Avalanches have had their latest records recognised across all three artisan categories, an impressive indicator of […]

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The Avalanches, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Modern Baseball… clap your eyes on these Falls Festival sideshows!

September 19, 2016

The 2016/2017 Falls Festival and Southbound run has already got festival lovers applying for holiday leave, locking away the New Year’s celebrations for the run of events out on the east and west coasts this year. Today, a run of sideshows have been announced from a large swag of artists set to play; from The Avalanches on stage with Grandmaster […]

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London Grammar, The Avalanches, Violent Soho & more join Childish Gambino for the 2016 Falls Festival!

August 23, 2016

Following on from this morning’s announcement that London Grammar would be joining Childish Gambino on this year’s Falls Festival tour, the festival organisers have continued to make our Tuesday by following through with a stack of international and local names set to hit festival sites in Lorne, Byron and Marion Bay and of course for its first year, Fremantle, […]

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Festival Review: Splendour in the Grass – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (22.07.16 – 24.07.16)

July 27, 2016

Splendour in the Grass has existed as a must-attend festival in the minds of almost every Australian music fan since its inception in 2001. Widely regarded as one of the music events on the Australian calendar, the Byron Bay festival has seen some of the world’s best tread its stages and offer up live music […]

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The Strokes and The Avalanches help open the ampitheatre at Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2016

Splendour in the Grass came out swinging for its first official day and night of 2016, opening with quality exciting newcomers and ending with some huge names weighted with high expectation from the crowds. Alex Lahey and Sampa the Great’s opening sets at the Amphiteatre and Mix Up Stages respectively were great to set the […]

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triple j releases its Splendour in the Grass programming schedule for next weekend!

July 18, 2016

triple j has unveiled one hell of a live music broadcast this morning, with the release of their Splendour in the Grass programming list for the weekend. If you missed out on tickets to the Byron Bay event, don’t even stress – just tune on in and listen to a wide array of live sets, interviews […]

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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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The Avalanches, The Kills & more set for Splendour in the Grass pre-party in Byron Bay

July 11, 2016

Get your Splendour bender off to a good start in a few weeks, with this hectic pre-party scheduled for The Northern in Byron Bay! On July 21st, the official Splendour in the Grass pre-party will take over the venue, with The Avalanches, The Kills, Methyl Ethel, Harts and KLLO (DJ set) all starring on the bill. Tickets are extremely limited for the […]

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Single of the Day: The Avalanches “Colour” (2016)

June 22, 2016

The latest cut from The Avalanches forthcoming record Wild Flower feels a lot less 90’s hip hop than their last single, and a lot more Since I Left You. The chilled psychedelic track is packed out with layers of vocals from Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev, almost acting as a polar opposite to their last single, the upbeat and […]

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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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The Avalanches have their first “live” performance in 15 years at Primavera Sound in Spain. Here’s what happened.

June 4, 2016

A little more than a day after releasing their first new song in 16 years, “Frankie Sinatra”, and confirming the release of their sophomore record Wildflower on 8 July – just before they play Splendour in the Grass – Australian duo The Avalanches have made their return to the stage in Barcelona, Spain as part […]

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The Avalanches release their first piece of music in 16 years, with “Frankie Sinatra” premiering on triple j

June 2, 2016

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 […]

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7 Artists You Can’t Miss at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona, Spain this week

June 1, 2016

Today, the annual festival Primavera Sound kicks off in Barcelona, Spain – a five day event that has expanded in recent years with the addition of a conference arm – Primavera Pro – which has welcomed a group of emerging artists to the festival, alongside the big name headliners we can expect to see at […]

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Full Aussie contingency revealed for Primavera Pro & Sound in Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2016

Barcelona, Spain’s annual music festival and conference Primavera has revealed the 41 bands who will make up their Primavera Pro line-up – showcasing the bands from around the world who will feature as part of the conference part of the festival. Among them are six Australian artists: Gang Of Youths, Jack Carty, The Meanies, Methyl Ethel, Money For Rope and […]

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Here’s who is playing on what day at Splendour in the Grass 2016

April 13, 2016

This morning Splendour in the Grass dropped a massive lineup on us, with headliners including The Cure, The Strokes and – holy shit – The Avalanches. Also announced is the day-by-day breakdown of the lineup, raising the inevitable speculation of which day is going to the best. Friday 22nd July The festival’s first day is […]

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