The Avalanches

Formed 1997.
The Avalanches


The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group known for their debut plunderphonics album Since I Left You (2000), as well as their live and recorded DJ sets. Their lineup currently consists of Robbie Chater on keyboards and Tony Di Blasi on keyboards, bass, and backing vocals.

The Avalanches' only full-length album, Since I Left You, was a critical and commercial success, peaking in the top 10 on the UK Albums Chart in April 2001. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2001, the group received nine nominations and won four categories, including "Best New Artist – Album". In October 2010, the album was listed at No. 10 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. It has also been named #1 Australian Album of all time in a Triple J industry poll, as well as the #10 album of the decade by Pitchfork Media. It is estimated that in the decade since its release the album has gone on to sell over a million copies.

Since the release of Since I Left You, the Avalanches have played several live DJ sets while also undergoing major lineup changes. Rumors of a second album have been strong since the mid-2000s. More recently, a handful of artists have been confirmed to be collaborating on the album, such as Ariel Pink.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Since I Left You

    Since I Left You

    Reviewed by Christian Hopwood
    Great Australian dance acts have been few and far between but The Avalanches look set...
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