Garage punks Avalanche Party are releasing their brand new single ‘Solid Gold’ on 2nd December as part of the Amazing Record Co’s Singles Club. The track was the first to be written after a line-up change and has apparently been influenced by the likes of Ty Seagall and Thee Oh Sees.
The single now has a brand new video, directed by Jodie Canwell at Middlesbrough’s multi-purpose creative space The House of Blah Blah. The clip presents a visceral, gritty yet cinematic story that doesn’t shy away from showing violence. It harks back to Tarantino and the most recent James Bond films, and is equally as bloody (it’s definitely not one for the faint-hearted). Although it doesn’t show the full extent of the violence (some of it at the end is a bit more implied, a bit like Reservoir Dogs), it’s still tough, but it captures the fuzzed-up, more hard-edged punk vibe of the band themselves.
Bassist Joe Bell said: “We wanted visuals that we felt matched the pace and the vibe of the song and the ideas mainly came from a lot of Tarantino and James Bond films, I guess! Nobody was hurt. Give us a message if you want the recipe for the blood.” Watch the video exclusively below (warning: NSFW).
Avalanche Party will also be playing a string of dates in the coming weeks, including some gigs as special guests of Allusondrugs and ex-Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde. Details below.
3rd December – Captain Cook Inn, Staithes (w/ Allusondrugs)
4th December – Fulford Arms, York (w/ Allusondrugs)
8th December – Adelphi, Hull
9th December – The Vic, Saltburn (acoustic w/ Barry Hyde)
10th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Clue Club Christmas Party)
30th December – Ku Bar, Stockton