Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Haim, Phoebe Bridgers, Glass Animals and more.
Order a copy
July 2020
About-Time-Banger

The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra

It's sixteen years on, and the context has changed, but The Avalanches still have something to give.
The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra
Published: 10:02 am, June 02, 2016
It's sixteen years on, and the context has changed, but The Avalanches still have something to give.



About-Time-Banger



You wait sixteen years for something, and it’s going to raise the stakes. In truth, the anticipation for new material from The Avalanches may have been tempered by the fact that all right minded people had pretty much given up hope we’d ever get a second album from the Aussies.

With a gap so long, there’s a generation of music fans who simply haven’t experienced the delights of ‘Since I Left You’, many of whom may be wondering exactly what the fuss is about. Back in 2000, though, ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’ felt like The Future - impossibly smart and cool. Expecting that same effect in 2016 would be folly at best.

So, fair enough, ‘Frankie Sinatra’ doesn’t sound like music that’s changing the world. In fact, at times it sounds rather like Gorillaz. Not that that’s any insult - both are music from sharp minds, both trying to push at the edges of what’s acceptable in a mainstream mega-hit. With an impressive list of collaborators (this features both MF Doom and Danny Brown), there’s no shortage of star power too.

Trying to get a proper read on something with so much build up is a fruitless pursuit, but removing the baggage, in 2016 The Avalanches still sound like a band with something to offer. Fun, fanciful and finally here, good things come to those who wait.

Give all this a try

Love Fame Tragedy: "I just shove myself in a room, close the curtains, and freak out until something's there"
Feature

Love Fame Tragedy: "I just shove myself in a room, close the curtains, and freak out until something's there"

It’s time for the debut album from Murph ‘from The Wombats’: Love Fame Tragedy has arrived.
Phoebe Bridgers: "It's more fun to be your entire self all the time"
Feature

Phoebe Bridgers: "It's more fun to be your entire self all the time"

With a cast of collaborations that reads like a who’s who of modern alternative music and a debut album drowning in a sea of critical acclaim, Phoebe Bridgers has finally delivered her follow-up, 'Punisher'. No matter what the world throws up, there’s no stopping her now.
Dream Wife: "It was a real practicing-what-we-preach situation"
Feature

Dream Wife: "It was a real practicing-what-we-preach situation"

One of punk-stroke-rock-stroke-pop’s most ferocious and well-loved bands, Dream Wife’s second album is no holds barred.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing