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Interviews: Avalanche


In this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock band Avalanche from Australia. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Steven Campbell is the singer and bass player of Avalanche, his dad, Adrian Campbell was in a band called Avalanche in the 70s and the 80s, they used to belong to the same management company as AC/DC, they have even played with them and some other major bands at that time, we thought it was an awesome sounding name and wanted to keep the rock and roll family tradition going so after going through a lot of other names, we decided to name our band Avalanche.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We've all only ever wanted to play rock and roll, nothing else matters.

3. Did you know each other before the band wasn't s formed?

Veronica the guitarist and Ryan the drummer of Avalanche knew each other before as she went to school with his sister and they jammed together before the band forming. They decided to form a band together and went through a series of members before reaching out to Steve who they never met before through an online musicians forum as they needed a lead singer. 

4. Each band member favorite band?

AC/DC

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Just anything that is on our mind at certain times, we usually start with an idea that we all have together, Veronica usually comes up with the titles and after we have a riff and a structure then Steve goes and writes lyrics around that idea. A lot of our songs are about sex and drugs and hell and rock and roll itself, we also have songs about being down on your luck, being scared for your life, being sick of other people's crap and playing too loud.  

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at this Irish pub called Kelly's on King in a suburb of Sydney called Sydney, it was a pretty good gig for a Tuesday night and we got quite a turnout and put a video up from it on our Facebook as well. 

7. Where would you like to perform?

Our main goal at the moment is to play a major festival here in Australia, and beyond that, to do a tour of Australia as well, and eventually an international tour. We would like to perform everywhere we possibly can.

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

Anybody still playing rock and roll.

9. Whom not?

Anybody that isn't. 

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

Our drummer Ryan definitely suffers from a bit of anxiety about performing, he says that what he tries to do when he needs to calm himself down is go outside, breathe in and out, and do some arm and leg stretches. Sometimes it can be a bit nerve-wracking beforehand, but pretty much as soon as you get up there, you tend to forget about it and just enjoy yourself.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Definitely, AC/DC have been the biggest inspiration for us, both musically and otherwise, the fact that they're an Australian band who made it big internationally when that seemed like an impossible thing is really inspirational to us and a lot of other bands from Australia. And also how unpretentious they are about their music, they play hard-hitting bare-bones rock, most bands would be afraid to do that, no effects, no distortion, no gimmicks or weird complexities. AC/DC keep it simple and that's what's given they're music the appeal that it has and why they've lasted for so long while other bands have come and gone. 

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Steven got asked to sign a pair of boobs at our first gig.

13. What do you think of your fans?

They're awesome, we play a lot of pubs in Sydney's western suburbs, which are the more working-class suburbs, we have a lot of pissed up tradesmen and women who come to see us and they always seem to have a really good time and enjoy the kind of music we play. They'll get up and dance and headbang and they'll all be super drunk and it's awesome. 

14. What do you think of our site?

We think it's sick! Any place that features good music is good in our books.

15. Something to add?

Our debut double EP 'Sent From Hell' comes out on May 1st, check it out on Spotify and all other streaming platforms, you can also buy it from iTunes and Bandcamp and can also buy cd's directly from us through our Facebook. Cheers, and keep rocking! - Avalanche

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