The Avalanches are back in full force. A full sixteen years since their groundbreaking debut Since I Left You, the Australian duo have already unveiled three new tracks from their forthcoming sophomore album Wildflower. The first, Frankie Sinatra, featured Danny Brown and MF DOOM, while last week we heard Colours featuring Mercury Rev frontman Jonathan Donahue.
Subways features samples from Chandra‘s track of the same name, as well as a Graham Bonnet cover of The Bee Gees‘ Warm Ride. Each track we’ve heard so far has been really different, showing that we can look forward to something really diverse when the album drops next month. Subways has a really relaxed, laid back vibe, with the glistening samples backed by a bouncy bass and simple beat. Like Colours, as with much of Since I Left You, it feels like a partial snippet, that may not scream out to you as a standalone single, but in the context of a whole album will undoubtedly flow perfectly.
The Avalanches recently played their first show in almost as long – click here to watch their entire set from Barcelona’s Primavera Festival. Lucky Australian punters will be able to catch them live at Splendour in the Grass, and we can only assume a full tour will be announced in the months following.