Avalanche are 4 misfits from Sydney’s west, playing electrifying, roof-crashing, rock n’ roll for a new generation. Get Back (To F*ckwit City) is a raw, punchy and anthemic ode to the band’s hometown and the often-fascinating civilians which reside in it. Recorded at DEF WOLF Studios with producer and engineer Mark Matula, the track utilises a warm, old-school feel, practically recorded live in the studio with a no fills, no frills, guitar-in-amp, stripped-back approach. This is the song you’ll be singing in your head whenever you’re stuck in traffic, when you miss your train, when your boss pi**es you off, when your folks kick you out, when you’re cut off at the bar… when you’re urinating on a city wall in front of a cop. This is your song.
Recently signed to X-Ray Records, Avalanche are 4 misfits from Sydney’s west, playing electrifying, roof-crashing, rock n’ roll for a new generation. Forming and rehearsing in an old steel factory in 2018, the band have firmly cemented themselves into the sticky floors of the national underground scene in just 2 short years, with major national & international airplay, 4 major releases, non-stop gigging and touring, and their own music festival.
Avalanche are hard rock. Real honest to God hard rock, as only 20-somethings from Sydney’s West; famous for producing tradies, drongo’s and long-arse Centrelink queues; can do. Tinged by the influence of their dad’s record collection and the dirty pub rock of Australia’s past, but played through the interpretation of their own generation. Avalanche have moulded and captured their signature sound & live show in ‘Get Back (To Fuckwit City)’, one which routinely leaves the audience covered in blood, sweat and spit – and walking away feeling like you’ve just been punched in the gut.
Recent single ‘Permanent Ink’ has reached over 5k streams on Spotify and the Music Video has reached over 23k views on YouTube and 102k+ on Facebook. If you like tattoos, sweaty musicians, bras getting thrown on stage, and the mighty Thor… you’ll love the music video. It was partly shot at Blacktown Tattoo, a legendary tattoo studio in Sydney’s west, with the rest was shot at Avalanche of Rock Fest, the band’s own bi-annual music festival at Crowbar, Sydney, which featured a whopping 11 band line-up including such local legends as C.O.F.F.I.N., The Darrans, Fait Accompli and Eightball Junkies. Additionally, the band’s very first EP ‘Sent From Hell’ released in May 2019, has sold over 1200 physical copies worldwide, spearheaded by their international distributor Sliptrick Records. The band have enjoyed repeated airplay across all their releases on over 150+ national & international radio stations, podcasts and playlists with their last two singles ‘Permanent Ink’ and ‘Balls Deep’ reaching Valley FM 89.5’s, Banks Radio Australia and Radio Alliance’s Top 10 in the charts in March 2020 and February 2019 respectively.
The band have been interviewed, reviewed and featured in a multitude of local and international publications including Heavy Mag, Happy Mag, Hysteria Mag, The Music, The Sydney Morning Herald, VENTS Magazine and countless more. ‘Sent From Hell’ was also a runner up in the 4th Annual Beautiful Car Crash Podcast Awards for Best Australian Rock E.P. of 2019, alongside Fangz, Black Aces, Echo Del Tusker and winners; Bad Moon Born. In February, the band were asked to host the Metal Express Radio Guest DJ hour, who’s previous hosts included members of Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Y&T, Exodus and more. And in August, the band was interviewed live on ABC Illawarra’s ‘Drive’ by the infamous Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall from Frenzal Rhomb, and on VOX FM Wollongong, in promotion of the band’s most recent string of shows in Sydney and the Illawarra.