The Avalanches

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The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You review – multilayered, blissed-out psychedelia
The Melbourne duo meticulously stitch together an array of guests and samples on their rewarding third album

Phil Mongredien

13, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The Avalanches' teenage obsessions: 'I cried hearing Strawberry Fields Forever'
With the release of their new album this month, the Australian psych-poppers reminisce about BMX bikes, Christian Slater and Morrissey’s potent melancholy

Interview by Rhi Storer

02, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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With Attica and the Avalanches we ate, drank and tried to be merry partying for Melbourne
Spirits are low but this one-night-only virtual event reminded us of what’s waiting out there: fancy food, great music and dumb trends

Meg Watson

13, Sep, 2020 @2:19 AM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The 1975, Alt-J and Paramore: this week’s best UK rock and pop gigs
Matty Healy and co take their magnetic pop on tour, Leeds indie trio kickstart the O2’s 10th birthday party and the emo-turned-synth-pop outfit are back

Rachel Aroesti

09, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Vivid Sydney: the Avalanches' block party with DJ Shadow shuts down just as it's revving up
It takes a couple of hours to get going and then shuts down abruptly, but at its best, the Since I Left You block party is infectiously energetic and upbeat

Stephanie Convery

28, May, 2017 @4:07 AM

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DJ Shadow: 'Music has never been worth less, and yet sampling has never been more risky'
In Australia for a ‘block party’ curated by the Avalanches at the Sydney Opera House, the pioneering DJ spoke about the evolving challenges of his craft

Stephanie Convery

24, May, 2017 @2:32 AM

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Coachella 2017: Friday acts The xx, Father John Misty and more reviewed
California’s annual music and arts festival kicked off its first weekend — and our writers found the sets that sweltered and soared in the desert heat

Lanre Bakare, Benjamin Lee and Jemayel Khawaja in Indio, California

15, Apr, 2017 @6:31 AM

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From Hottest 100 to Dami Im: Australian music’s 10 biggest talking points of 2016
There was no shortage of controversy – be it over national identity or Eurovision – but there were also plenty of plaudits for performers new and old

Jody Macgregor

23, Dec, 2016 @3:09 AM

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Cruel summer: where is this year’s Get Lucky?
’Tis the season for an all-conquering pop anthem, but 2016 has failed to produce a sunshine hit. Should we blame it on Brexit, or is it Drake’s fault?

Matthew Horton

26, Aug, 2016 @10:59 AM

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Splendour in the Grass review: a Cure for all that ails you and an Avalanche of good feelings
There was an easy enjoyment of the familiar and the not-so-familiar, but perhaps the festival is getting just a little too big

Caitlin Welsh

25, Jul, 2016 @7:50 AM

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‘We lost our minds’ – how the Avalanches spent the last 16 years
Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi spent the best part of two decades making the follow up to their classic debut Since I Left You. Now – having lived through ‘seven shades of shit’ – they’re back with its Technicolor follow-up, Wildflower. What took them so long?

Alexis Petridis

14, Jul, 2016 @2:25 PM

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