Avalanches : Since I Left You

Avalanches : Since I Left You

When The Avalanches were interviewed by NME a couple of weeks ago, they balked at suggestions they were the coolest band in the world. 'Since I Left You' is, after all, an album constructed from hundreds of snippets of obscure songs no-one's...

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V2001 : Chelmsford Hylands Park

V2001 : Chelmsford Hylands Park

V STAGE Give or take 'Australian superstar' Jimmy Barnes, success is the name of the game today. From the smooth, coffee-table hip-hop of Spooks to the lip-glossed sheen of Texas , only bands who come with a string of chart statistics and...

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The Avalanches : Benicassim International Festival

The Avalanches : Benicassim International Festival

Dexter and James de la Cruz step up to the stage on this, Thursday night at Benicassim. The hiphop fans swarm around the front awaiting a tirade of big beat sampling and funky-flavoured electro pioneering from these much-hyped surfer types. It is,...

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Avalanches : Frontier Psychiatrist

Avalanches : Frontier Psychiatrist

It's a horribly wanky thing to say, but you haven't really heard The Avalanches until you've heard them mash up your favourite tunes in their audacious magpie style. Since this is only possible if you get your mitts on the 'Gimix' bootleg (which...

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Avalanches : Since I Left You

Avalanches : Since I Left You

If previous Avalanches releases were rather less than the sum of their many sampled parts, 'Since I Left You' is the record to unlock your hard heart, and suddenly make The Avalanches make sense. It's the sound of The Stylistics, backed by the...

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