Noise-punk duo from Bath, UK with a perverse sense of what the word ‘pop’ means. Catchy tunes played at blistering speed, reminiscent of early The Misfits crossed with The Bronx and DFA 1979. Stripped back punk rock.
Built on a love of listening to 80s punk tapes and watching old horror films, bassist Nick Wiltone (ex-The Operation / EMP!RE) and drummer Amelia Pereira (Alkahest / ex-The Joe Public / Haters) formed their heartthrob noise-punk duo with the purpose of stripping music back to it’s bones. The result is much like those early monochrome movies; a slick, eerie aesthetic on the surface, with a beast below.
Whilst drawing comparisons to bands such as Death From Above 1979 and The Bronx, the band themselves insist their influences lie in 80s and 90s hardcore punk (The Misfits, Rancid, The Ramones) and 50s pop (Fats Domino, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison). It’s this bizarre blend of sweet and sour that makes Ghost Of The Avalanche unique in their sound.
“What a great noise – power, energy, commitment with a lyric that leaps straight to the jugular. For me this is pop songwriting at the diametric opposite end of the spectrum from Simon Cowell: fresh, vital, vigorous and huge fun, without an ounce of fat anywhere.” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Loud as all hell and barely cognisant of everything else that’s happening elsewhere in music, they just want to make some brilliant noise, however they want. It’s amazing how much racket one bass guitar and a drum kit can make. The bass sounds like a room full of violently broken machines, thunderingly hammering away at each other. You really wouldn’t want to be in the same room as Ghost Of The Avalanche, for fear of blowing your eardrums or losing a limb.” – planetivy.com
“Ghost of the Avalanche are an explosion of gristled punk gnarliness. Armed with only a bass and a stripped down drum set this is how Death From Above 1979 would sound if they were raised on old Clash records. It’s fast, sweaty and delivered with love for raw, snot-nosed punk.” – Bristol Live Magazine