Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Steven Campbell - Vocals/Bass Veronica 'V' Campbell - Lead Guitar Arthur Divis - Rhythm Guitar Ryan Roma - Drums


Influences

AC/DC, Airbourne, Amyl and the Sniffers, Guns N Roses, Rose Tattoo, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, The Angels, The Screaming Jets


Website

avalanche2018.bandcamp.com/

Bio

“Showcasing their story as an up-and-coming band on the Australian music scene, Avalanche pay tribute to greats of the hard-rock genre on “Second Hand Band”.” - Rolling Stone

“I’d never heard of Avalanche before, and I’m extremely glad I have. If there’s one thing I know about these guys, it’s that they know how to rock.” - Douglas Gorman, Monster Children

“They’re fucking awesome” - Joel O’Keeffe - Lead Vocalist/Guitarist – Airbourne

Avalanche are 4 misfits from Sydney’s west, playing electrifying, roof-crashing, piss-off rock n’ roll for a new generation. They first started playing and rehearsing music together in a old steel factory in 2018, and after just over 2 short years, they’ve firmly cemented themselves into the sticky floors of the national underground scene, with 5 releases, major national & international airplay, their own music festival, and a signature sound & live show which routinely leaves the audience covered in blood, sweat and spit.

Avalanche are hard rock. Real honest to God hard rock, as only 20-somethings from Sydney’s West; famous for producing tradies, drongo's and long-arse Centrelink queues; can do. Their unique sound is tinged by the influence of their dad’s record collection and the dirty pub rock of Australia’s past, but played through the interpretation of their own generation.

The band is made up of the sheer force of nature that is lead vocalist and bassist Steven Campbell; incessantly sweating, running, jumping and screaming all over the stage whilst stripped to the waist. He is often seen doing the motions of ‘cumming’ on the audience with his bass and on lead guitarist and wife, Veronica ‘V’ Campbell; a tall, dark and aggressively powerful guitarist. A mass of shaggy black hair in a bra and ripped jeans, with a Gibson SG constantly by her side. She is bound by neither space nor convention, often playing her blistering guitar solos on the floor, out the door, in the crowd and even on the toilet.

Musically, combined with the air tight rhythm section of Ryan Roma aka ‘ADHD’ on drums and ‘new guy’ (not really) and life of the party, Arthur Divis (ask your girlfriend) on Rhythm guitar, the band produce a massive, raw, ball tearing sound unlike any other.

Avalanche signed with Golden Robot Records [L.A. Guns, Vanilla Fudge, Rose Tattoo, Electric Mary, Palace Of The King] in early 2020, releasing singles ‘Permanent Ink’, and ‘Get Back (To Fuckwit City’ on their distro label, X-RAY Records in March and November respectively. In 2020 alone, the band headlined Melbourne-based rock giant’s Kingswood’s ‘Juveniles’ album launch, played a dozen sold-out shows; including The Factory Theatre Main Stage, and became mainstays at Sydney’s most loved heavy music venue; Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice, performing 3 times in just 1 year, including the infamous Frankie’s birthday bash on Dec 13.

Their single 'Permanent Ink’ has reached almost 5.5k streams on Spotify and the music video over 23k views on YouTube and 102k+ on Facebook. Additionally, ‘Get Back (To Fuckwit City)’, landed the band a spot on the Top 3 of the Triple J Unearthed Rock Charts, and #6 on the overall Triple J charts. As well as the front cover of Heavy Magazine’s new Australian Artists Digi-Mag's 5th Issue.

The band’s very first EP ‘Sent From Hell’ has sold over 1300 physical copies worldwide, spearheaded by their international distributor Sliptrick Records, and the band’s own bi-annual music festival, Avalanche of Rock Fest, was last held at Crowbar, Sydney at the end of 2019, which saw them booking and supporting major local acts such as, C.O.F.F.I.N., The Darrans, Screaming Eagle, Naughty Boys, Eightball Junkies and more.

The band have enjoyed repeated airplay on over 200+ national and international radio stations, online podcasts and Spotify playlists across all their releases including Homegrown, 3RRR, Valley FM, ABC Illawarra, VOX FM, Rock Bottom, The Annex Radio Show and more, as well as media features, interviews and reviews in Monster Children, Happy Mag, Heavy Mag, The Music, The Sydney Morning Herald, Loud Mag, Hysteria Mag and more.

Now the band plan to release their second EP, ‘Second Hand Band’ a loud and lewd 6 track EP, which perfectly captures the experiences of a young rock band; thoroughly used, gently bruised and in somewhat working order; trying to find their voice and pay their dues on their way to the top. With it, the band are embarking on a massive 11 date/5 month long East Coast tour, and have released a brand new music video for the title track of the same name which recently got premiered in Rolling Stone Australia.

With their high energy, piss of Rock n' roll, Avalanche continue their bloody, sweaty on-stage rampage, giving no fucks and winning new fans every time they play.