AVALANCHE PARTY + PAPER CASTLES
Avalanche Party is feral garage-punk rock & roll from the North Yorkshire Moors. Their sound is intense and immediate, so new yet so familiar, brimming with an urgency that explodes off the stage like the front lines of a war you didn’t even realise was being fought. Every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth.
The past few years have seen Avalanche Party tear away from the moors, greeting the UK, Europe and USA with intense live performances. Hotly tipped by many for big industry success, the band has had heavy radio support, being championed by BBC Introducing, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, Vic Galloway at BBC Scotland, John Kennedy at Radio X, Edith Bowman at Virgin Radio, Jim Gellatly at Amazing Radio and KEXP’s Kevin Cole & KCRW’s Jason Kramer in the USA.
The band have recorded two live sessions for BBC 6Music, and were invited to London by KEXP to perform a live session as part of International Clash Day. They were also named by NME as a part of their global Top 100 Bands for 2019.
The band has toured the UK & Europe constantly with numerous sell out shows, festival appearances and they’ve just returned from their first trip to the United States and Mexico, including performances at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, New Colossus Festival in New York & headline shows in Los Angeles, California and Tijuana, Mexico.
Notable UK performances include Reading & Leeds Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Tramlines Festival, Live at Leeds, Y-Not Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Truck Festival, 2000 Trees Festival, Deershed Festival, Twisterella Festival, Hit The North & Stockton Calling. European Festivals such as London Calling (Amsterdam), Psycho Mind Festival (Tilberg), Mikser Festival (Serbia) and Olgas Rock (Germany). This all alongside multiple European tours taking them to Belgium, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Serbia.
“The most exciting rock & roll band in the UK right now” – BBC Radio 1
“A tsunami of mega riffs and eardrum-popping bass lines. Definitely don’t want to wear your Sunday best to one of their raucous gigs” – NME
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The self proclaimed “Worst band in the West Midlands”. A group of angsty, angry youths trying to blend post-punk and indie music through a mix of heartfelt and satirical lyrics. Paper Castles first emerged in the West Midlands scene in 2017, releasing their debut single “Cold Hard Floor” in 2018, one of the lighter tracks from the four piece. If you’re a fan of Idles, The Streets, King Krule and everything in between those, odds are you’ll enjoy a Paper Castles set.