Avalanche Party Share new single ‘Howl’ and announce free entry to tour shows for NHS staff

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Debut album ’24 Carat Diamond Trephine’ released November 22nd via So Knee Records

“The most exciting rock & roll band in the UK right now” – BBC Radio 1

“A tsunami of mega riffs and eardrum-popping bass lines. Definitely don’t want to wear your Sunday best to one of their raucous gigs” – NME Magazine

Avalanche Party are the feral garage-punk quintet from the North Yorkshire Moors who’ve built a prominent reputation off the back of their intense and immediate performances across Europe and the US. The band have now shared new single ‘Howl’, taken from their eagerly anticipated debut album to be released on November 22nd.

‘Howl’ is a gloriously infectious, swaggering rock n’ roll anthem built for aggressively prowling the stage for fist-raising crowds. It’s one of the more upbeat tracks on the album and the surreal video has its tongue firmly in its cheek, but it also captures some of the dark intensity of the record.

“The video is taken straight from Avalanche Party’s live tv performance on Buzz back in 1973, where their smart suits, trim hairstyles and dope beats helped them stand out from Sweet, Slade and Mud, propelling them to the forefront of UK popular culture.

Filmed by the great James Tigerman Campbell and featuring a celebrity guest appearance from Jimmy ‘when are you going away’ Mac.”

On top of this the band have recently announced that they’ll be allocating free passes to their tour shows for any employees of the NHS, an institution very close to their hearts.

Avalanche Party have had heavy radio support, being championed by BBC Introducing, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson and many many more. The band have recorded live sessions for BBC 6Music, and were invited to London by KEXP to perform a live session as part of International Clash Day alongside the likes of Idles, Ghostpoet, Goat Girl and more. They were also hotly tipped by NME as future “ones to watch”.

The band have toured the UK & Europe constantly with numerous sell out shows, festival appearances and they’ve just returned from their first trip to the States, including performances at SXSW, New Colossus Festival in New York & headline shows in Los Angeles and Tijuana in Mexico. Notable UK performances include Reading & Leeds Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Tramlines Festival, Live at Leeds, Y-Not Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Truck Festival, 2000 Trees Festival, Deershed Festival, Twisterella Festival, Hit The North & Stockton Calling. European Festivals such as London Calling (Amsterdam), Psycho Mind Festival (Tilberg), Mikser Festival (Serbia) and Olgas Rock (Germany). This all alongside multiple European tours taking them to Belgium, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia.

’24 Carat Diamond Trephine’ is undoubtedly a crowd pleaser, but like contemporaries Fat White Family, Viagra Boys or The Blinders, they’ve used it as an opportunity to enforce their own birds-eye view of the world. They tackle hefty themes of anger and fear, the capitalist machine that drives us ever closer to the great flaming End, cloak-and-dagger corporate greed, the environment, lyrics of love, death and an individual’s walk through a world they were spat into, laughing as they go.

 

Tour dates:

 

November
Fri 15th Glasgow, Broadcast
Sat 16th Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
Wed 20th London, The Shacklewell Arms
Thursday 21st Brighton, The Prince Albert
Sat 23rd Birmingham, Actress & Bishop

Thu 28th St. Albans, The Horn
Fri 29th Newport, Le Pub
Sat 30th Bath, Moles

 

December

Sun 1st Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Wed 4th Sheffield, Record Junkee
Thu 5th York, The Fulford Arms
Fri 6th Hull, The Adelphi
Thu 12th Southampton, The Joiners
Fri 13th Nottingham, The Angel

Sat 14th Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club 

 

Tracklist:

  1. El Dorado
  2. Bugzy
  3. 7
  4. Howl
  5. Milk And Sunlight Is A Heavy Dream
  6. HAHA
  7. Hey Misdemeanour
  8. Playing Field Blues
  9. Every Last Drop
  10. Cruel Madness
  11. Rebel Forever

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