- Jennifer Janz
Avalanche - Sweet Baby Brown Eyes
Sweet Baby Brown Eyes, the latest offering from Oz rock juggernaut Avalanche, stands in the pantheon of towering, unbridled musical expressions of Oz rock that have captivated listeners worldwide.
This new track is a confluence of raw rock energy and the rich heritage of Australian rock and roll. A cover of the revered Aussie classic by the seminal pub rock band of the 70s, Avalanche—fronted by band member Steven Campbell’s father Adrian Campbell—Sweet Baby Brown Eyes showcases the band’s ambition and finesse.As band member Steven says about the new release, ‘Avalanche released the track in 1976.
During their short time together, they toured with AC/DC, appeared on Molly Meldrum’s Countdown, scored some billboard charting singles and more recently, they were even sampled by The Notorious B.I.G..’ Recorded at A Sharp Recording Studios under the guidance of Grammy-nominated and ARIA award-winning producer Steve James (Airbourne, Sex Pistols, The Angels, Cold Chisel), the new release from Avalanche stands as the band’s most audacious work to date.
‘‘ With its haunting meditation on lost love, time, and longing, Sweet Baby Brown Eyes is a raucous and powerful expression of rock and roll that establishes Avalanche as a band to watch in the very near future.
The band’s previous EP, Second Hand Band, received widespread recognition, appearing in numerous publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald and attracting airplay on radio stations worldwide.
Avalanche, comprising lead vocalist and bassist Steven Campbell and lead guitarist Veronica ‘V’ Campbell, alongside drummer and rhythm machine Ryan Roma (aka ‘ADHD’) and rhythm guitarist Arthur Divis, has shared the stage with notable acts like Kingswood and The Poor, and their music videos continue to draw thousands of viewers on YouTube.
The new track, which includes blistering solo work, an engaging, blues-tinged rock vocal, and chunky rhythm guitar playing, checks all the criteria, resulting in a record with prolonged intensity and a sense of unflinching veracity.
With its haunting meditation on lost love, time, and longing, Sweet Baby Brown Eyes is a raucous and powerful expression of rock and roll that establishes Avalanche as a band to watch in the very near future.
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