This track caught me seriously by surprise. I was so enraptured when I first heard it that I pulled over on a busy highway to find out what it was.
The song I’m talking about is “Avalanches” by Brisbane band Founds. Having been together for just over a year, the six-piece is currently finishing their debut album Hadean, which will be released in the coming months.
“Avalanches” is a captivating, mesmerising track – more likely to be made in Scandinavia and not in the Queensland tropics. Subtle to start, with dreamy female vocals drifting alongside glittering synth, the track grows steadily before culminating in a wave of percussion, strings, and keys. The horn section adds to the eclectic nature of this track with spectacular results.
While they’re still quite fresh, they’ve already supported Grouplove and the Naked and Famous as well as performing at the Big Day Out Festival. This is not the sort of music we’re used to being created in Australia, and this makes it even more special.