Relative newcomersavoid!avoidhave been making sporadic appearances around the Auckland live scene for the past 18 months. Their driving psychospheric drone has proven appealing, earning them a spot at The Other's Way festival and the covetedFallsupport slot. Now, they make their recorded debut album in the form of Particle and Wave.
It's worth taking a moment to consider avoid!avoid's notable pedigree: First there is keyboardist and vocalistSonya Waterswho was a core member ofFangandWhite Swan Black Swan. Similarly, guitaristStephen Reayand drummerBrendan Moranpreviously played together in the Flying Nun’s theSubliminalsand Brendan in TheHasselhoff Experiment.
It's no real surprise then that this EP should emerge almost perfectly formed. It is an excellent combination of motorik beats and droning guitars with the keyboard forming the backbone; filling out the bottom end and providing saw-toothed squelching highlights- Undertheradar.co.nz.
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