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Simply the Best with... Avalanche Party

Simply the Best with... Avalanche Party

This time it's the turn of Yorkshire garage rockers Avalanche Party to face the Simply the Best Q & A.

Henry Lewis

Last updated: 6th Sep 2019.
Originally published: 5th Sep 2019

Delivering 'feral garage-punk from the wild North Yorkshire Moors', Avalanche Party are without doubt one of the U.K's most exciting live acts - leading from the front with ferocious lead singer Jordan Bell, and backed by his four bandmates, their live shows live long in their memory. 

The band's debut album 24 Carat Diamond Trephine arrives on November 22nd, promising to pack a punch - with tracks favoured by BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio 1's Huw Stephens, it's the ideal time for Avalanche Party to capitalise on a triumphant few years that has seen them win many admirers.

Ahead of the album's release, and subsequent run of live dates - we fired our Simply the Best Q & A at Avalanche Party.

Best live show you’ve played?

Woodstock '18. 

Best tune you’ve ever recorded?

Playing Field Blues, from our new album 24 Carat Diamond Trephine, out Nov 23rd.

Best tune ever recorded by someone else?

'Scots Whae Hae' by The Pipes & Drums of Leanisch. They are real geniuses you know.

Best artist of all time?

Rammstein, for consistent forward vision and extreme commitment to the creative process.

Best supergroup of all time? (pick four / give musicians as you see fit)

Meg White, Iggy Pop, Grace Jones & Frank Zappa. Meg would stop Frank from dicking around too much.

Best backstage hospitality? (any venues/festivals that have treated you particularly well / given you a particularly decent rider)

Every single festival gives us the same rider. 

Best friend(s) in the industry?

We don't have any friends, you're all in our way.

Best advice you’ve been given as a musician?

Don't get a dog.

Best venue you’ve ever been to?

Paradiso in Amsterdam, Empire in Middlesbrough, Angels in Redcar.

Best gig you have been to?

Thee Oh Sees at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds or Hotel Vegas, Austin. 

Best city in the world to play a show?

Gotham City.

Best moment of 2019?

We were in the airport in Dallas and met this woman who'd been at Celine Dion's Vegas residency and she was really emotional about the experience and was carrying a Celine Dion book in a Celine Dion bag and was wearing a Celine Dion t-shirt which had the setlist on the back of it - she ended with My Heart Will Go On, naturally. That would win best vicarious moment.

Image: Rory-Sansom

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Avalanche Party Preston tickets - The Ferret, Wednesday 13th November

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Avalanche Party Birmingham tickets - Actress and Bishop, Saturday 23rd November

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Avalanche Party Sheffield tickets - Record Junkee, Wednesday 4th December

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