The Avalanches Say New Album is Coming “Definitely Soon”

According to band member Robbie Chater, “It’s some of the best stuff we’ve done.”
May 26, 2017, 4:22pm
The Avalanches with former member James de la Cruz, courtesy of the label.

Good news for Avalanches fans: the sample-loving Australian group is working on a follow-up to their last album Wildflower, and we won't have to wait 16 years to hear it.

Speaking with Sydney's FBI Radio, band member Robbie Chater shared that he and Tony Di Blasi have been spending the last few weeks writing since returning home from tour. "It's flowing so quickly. I think getting Wildflower out of the way and following up Since I Left You feels like a weight's been lifted," he said. "The [new] music is really light, it's some of the best stuff we've done."

When asked as to when fans can expect to hear said new music, Chater replied, "We've got eight songs we're playing to the label on Monday. Who knows when [they'll be out]? Next year? It's definitely soon."

The as-yet-untitled album will be The Avalanches' third, following last year's Wildflower, which included singles "Subways" and "Frankie Sinatra." They also recorded an Essential Mix last summer.