THE AVES (Australia)
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 8:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
19 years and over
THE AVES: http://www.myspace.com/theavesmusic
Australian indie/garage/new wave group The Aves (pronounced aye-vs, if you were wondering) are an odd bunch: Lucy, the British-speaking-Lennon-loving lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Clair, the-footloose-and-fancy-free drummer, Tasman the-bargain-hunting-alleyway-boffin bassist, Thomas, the tweed-wearing-charmer lead guitarist and occasional member Harriet, who bops and jumps with a variety of instruments that go jangle and bang.
Firm devotees of an eclectic range of influences, from guitars to key lime pies and obscure British novels about Latin, twits and tweed, The Aves make accessible dancy stuff with the four part vocals of The Beatles, the nonchalant shrug of the Velvets, the droll of The Smiths and something else entirely their own.
Handpicked by award winning producer, quiffed whizz-bang cat Lindsay Gravina (Jet, Rowland S Howard, Living End), The Aves have just finished recording their debut EP ‘Panic’ at Birdland Studios in Melbourne.
Always a band for DIY, they kickstarted the Alleyway Shows - music events held in abandoned warehouses and factories around Adelaide, all to the irrepresible tune of hundreds of dancing kids.
Their first two demos (’Reaction’ and ‘Arblaster’) reaching number 7 and 3 of the 2010 Top 101 on 3D radio charts, along with the latter garnering Spoz’s‘Demo of the Year.’ This all while they were embarking on a three month tour of the UK, Ireland and Europe (Nov-Jan2010/11) to rave reviews and loyal fans. Whilst in the UK, The Aves signed a publishing dealwith famed publicist Jonathon Simon of Moncur Street Publishing (London).The Aves wrote and recorded with London and The Midnight Barbers, releasing a split demo back home in Adelaide at the Fringe Festival.
If you just said "Oh! These Aves sound absurdly delightful!" then yes, you would be absolutely correct, they are pretty darn delightful!