The Avalanches say ‘visa fuckups’ prevented their comeback gig from being a ‘live band’ show

The band have also shared their full set from the comeback gig on Soundcloud

The Avalanches have shared their full DJ set from Primavera Sound earlier this month (June). Scroll down to listen.

The band explained in a post on SoundCloud that their set at the Spanish festival, which represented their comeback gig after a 15-year absence from the stage, was not a “live band” show because of “visa fuckups”.

“Put this show together an hour before showtime after visa fuckups nixed our live band plans,” the band’s James Dela Cruz wrote. “Thank fuck we had our vinyl with us. Special thanks and much love to Jamie xx who came through for us with the classic ‘good times’ acapella at the last moment!”

Dela Cruz added: “Mixing is ruff as fuck but that’s the way we roll. None of this ableton bullshit, this is punk rock kids! Was a great night and won’t forget the love you showed us primavera.”

The Avalanches’ return to the stage coincided with the announcement of their first album in 16 years. Titled ‘Wildflower’, the band’s follow-up to their revered 2000 album ‘Since I Left You’ is set for release on July 8.

Collaborations on The Avalanches’ new album include Danny Brown and Doom – who both guest on new single ‘Frankie Sinatra’, plus Father John Misty, Mercury Rev singer Jonathan Donohue, Biz Markie, Royal Trux singer Jennifer Herrera, Ariel Pink and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis.