On air The Avalanches say the follow-up to new album ‘Wildflower’ will take “three years”
The mysterious band gave their first interview in 16 years on Beats 1.
The cat’s finally out the bag - mysterious Aussie bunch The Avalanches have announced their new album ‘Wildflower’. The album has been a work in progress since 2000, and features the likes of Father John Misty, MF DOOM and Toro Y Moi. It’s the band’s first new material since ‘Since I Left You’16 years ago, and comes out on 8th July via XL.
In their first interview in 16 years - on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show - The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater promised a speedier process next time. “We’ll have another album done in three years,” he claimed.
Tony Di Blasi added that ‘Wildflower’ took ages to make because the band had to much material to draw from. “There was so much music and so many different projects going on that, at a certain point, we realised we had to pull a record together,” he said.
The Avalanches also revealed that Luke Steele from Empire of the Sun was due to feature on the record, but they “ran out of time”. Connan Mockasin and Jens Leckman also popped into the studio as collaborators, but their guest efforts didn’t make the album.
Those songs will appear on an extended version of ‘Wildflower,’ according to the band. Listen to their lead single ‘Frankie Sinatra’ below.
The Avalanches will play Wild Life (11th-12th June), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.