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released via BMG on may 5th
‘Leaving For London’ – #57 in triple j’s Hottest 100 2023
‘Easy Love’ – #108 in triple j’s Hottest 200 2022
“Instantly familiar, sticks like glue and immediately on high rotation for me. My new favourite from you legends!” Claire Mooney – triple j (AUS)
“A feel-good jam that sits neatly in their growing catalogue.” – NME
‘Flowers‘ is twelve tracks of glorious sun-soaked Rock ‘n Roll, that parades across the musical spectrum between rollicking forthright grooves and deft, delicate piano ballads. Memorable hooks and melodies permeate the band’s songwriting and performances, creating exuberant atmospheres apt for immense singalongs amid festivals, road trips and backyard gatherings alike.
The band talk about the process/inspiration behind recording ‘Flowers’:
“To us, this album has defined our sound and encapsulated everything that we have been through from the beginning. Each song has a permanent marker in my memory as it takes me back to a time and place, and I hope that the listener can share this feeling. If there’s anything we want people to take away from the record it’s for you to feel included. That’s really the whole point of Rock and Roll and why we’re a band, so you can go to a show and be in a room full of people you don’t know, yet still feel connected to everyone because you’re all screaming the same words about falling in love, or moving to a new city, or getting caught in the rain, whatever it is. It’s nothing that hasn’t already been done before, but it’s something we’ve wanted to be a part of for a long time.”
From the sombre tones of ‘Wake Me Up‘ and ‘Someone’s Asking‘, to the searing guitar solos of ‘Devotion‘ and ‘Easy Love‘, ‘Flowers‘ is an all-encompassing anthemic ride that showcases the versatility and gravitas of Pacific Avenue. Themes of positive affirmation from the feel-good ‘Give It Up For Yourself‘ flow into the howling longing of ‘Leaving For London‘, as the record does justice to both the carefree and laidback, and the heart-on- your-sleeve reminiscing, in equal measure.
Previous singles off the album ‘Spin Me Like Your Records‘, ‘Leaving For London’ (#57 in triple j’s Hottest 100 2022), ‘Give It Up For Yourself’ and ‘Easy Love’ (#108 in triple j’s Hottest 200 2021) have all been added to full rotation on national broadcaster triple j. They’ve also received radio love from Triple M, iHeart Australia, triple j Unearthed, LiSTNR, SYN Media, 4ZZZ, RTR FM and Radio Adelaide.
Throughout their career so far, Pacific Avenue have garnered widespread praise from NME, The Guardian, Clash Magazine (UK), Atwood Magazine (USA), Wonderland Magazine (UK), Tone Deaf, AAA Backstage, Backseat Mafia and MILKY, and their music videos have been added to MTV Upload and ABC’s rage. They’ve also received extensive playlist support from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Manchester United, BBC One and BT Sport.
To accompany the album, the band will embark on their most extensive national tour yet, appearing at Jack Rabbit Slims in Boorloo/Perth, Lion Arts Factory in Tandanya/Adelaide, 170 Russell in Naarm/Melbourne, The Triffid in Meanjin/Brisbaneand The Metro in Eora/Sydney. They’ve previously sold-out multiple shows across their last four headline tours and supported the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer, DMA’S, Louis Tomlinson (UK), The Wombats (UK), Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale, San Cisco, Ruby Fields and Thelma Plum. They’ve also been booked on festivals such as Lost Paradise, Party in the Paddock, This That, Spaced Out, Yours & Owls, Snowtunes and Burleigh Ball Festival.
THU 11 MAY | Brighton, The Great Escape Festival (Sounds Australia), Venue KOMEDIA
FRI 12 MAY | Brighton, The Great Escape Festival, Venue Wasserman Stage
SAT 13 MAY | London, Supporting Crooked Colours, Venue Village Underground
SUN 15th MAY | London, Aussie BBQ (Sounds Australia), Venue Colours Hoxton
MON 14th MAY | London, Supporting Teen Jesus, Venue Sebright Arms
‘FLOWERS’ TOUR DATES
FRI 28 JUL | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, BOORLOO/PERTH WA
SAT 29 JUL | LIONS ARTS FACTORY, TANDANYA/ADELAIDE SA (AA)
FRI 4 AUG | 170 RUSSELL, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 5 AUG | THE TRIFFID, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD (18+/AA)
SAT 12 AUG | THE METRO, EORA/SYDNEY NSW (AA)
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