The Avenue is an Australian indie-fuzz quartet.
An apology for getting to this a little late as I was first alerted to the five track EP Names (available on bandcamp) prior to its release on the 15th.
There is deft flow of hazy dual guitars which is combined with subtle electronica, centrifugal percussion and steadying bass, which in this release added to by Aimee Bridgman who adds in various spots Clarinet, Flute or Saxophone to add layered contextualisation to the songs set against a distinctly indie-pop vocal.
Rather than resulting in the potential disaster of spellbinding instrumentation colliding with abstract vocal the material works superbly with my pick of the release being the just over seven minutes closer – You’ve Got A Grip On Me – in which the voice is delivered through a vocoder in calmed synthesis.
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