The Avalanches have shared a new song from their upcoming album ‘Wildflower’.
Titled ‘Colours’, the track features vocals from Mercury Rev‘s Jonathan Donahue, who also co-wrote the track with The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blais.
The group have told Triple J that, unusually for the band, the track features no samples at all. Scroll down to give ‘Colours’ a listen.
‘Wildflower’, the band’s follow-up to their revered 2000 album ‘Since I Left You’, is set for release on July 8.
Other collaborators on The Avalanches’ new album include Danny Brown and Doom – who both guest on new single ‘Frankie Sinatra’, plus Father John Misty, Biz Markie, Royal Trux singer Jennifer Herrera, Ariel Pink and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis.
The band have recently said that the lengthy gap between ‘Since I Left You’ and this year’s ‘Wildflower’ will not be repeated. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Robbie Chater said: “We’ll have another album done in three years.”
The band have also revealed that they “ran out of time” to finish a collaboration with Empire Of The Sun/The Sleepy Jackson singer Luke Steele. “That song almost made the album, actually,” said Chater. “That’s the song that got away. We just couldn’t finish it in time.”