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Avastera

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | SELF

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | SELF
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""This could be your next favourite band!" - EP Review on 'The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long'"

*Scanned article attached in URL. - PULP Magazine (4/5)


"EP Review: Avastera – The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long (EP)"

Their debut EP “The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long” is perhaps one of the most vivid displays of precise song composition and musical technicality to come out of the post-hardcore scene in quite some time. - SoundRevolution


"Album Review: Avastera - The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long (EP)"

Through the history of music we have learned that many great acts come from outside America, the band Avastera is no exception. The dynamic band from Australia has found a nice niche in the American music scene. Their refined sound has landed them upcoming gigs with bands The Maine, Mayday Parade, and The Wonder Years. The bands inception was in 2011 through an online music forum. After lots of refining, the EP The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long was released.

The EP starts out with a fast pace track titled “Hear Me Out”. Right from the beginning one will notice how clean everything sounds. Each instrument has its own clear voice, but still manages to blend together to form a musical milkshake. This track pounds out some fast drums, with heart wrenching crash cymbals in between. The guitar is a fusion of styles. You can here some NOFX style riffs, mixed with brighter guitar melodies. If that’s not enough for you, The melodic vocals are awesome as well.

Fans of Chiodos will appreciate the intro to track“As The Tables Turn”. A fast paced, melodic piano overrides a thunderous guitar. The song quickly mellows out to an upbeat swing. This song beautifully morphs back and forth between the softer and heavier side of music. The growl of the singer will give you chills. It takes a huge amount of talent to blend the opposing sounds together, and Avastera did it with ease.

If you’re looking for heartfelt music, the song “December Sun” won’t disappoint you. The band decided to make a music video for this song, and might I say it adds well to the theme of the song. Many bands write love songs but with lyrics like “Therefore this I know/ By day or night/ By drunk or sober/ I was born for you”, make this track about passion not love.

“This Beautiful Nightmare” is another good track on the EP. The heavy vocals make a return, used as emphasis. It’s incredible how the band blended finger tapping guitar melodies, to such soothing vocals. All the while, the drummer shows solid technique, with fun fillers.

“Ms. Conception” only adds to this already mystical EP. The song has an interesting breakdown, one of the lightest I’ve heard. The double base sound makes it’s first real appearance as well. Although this song isn’t as different from the last track, it still shows incredible musicianship.

The last song on the EP is an acoustic version of “December Sun”. It was a very smart move to do an electric and acoustic version of this song. The track has a lot of life, and hearing it acoustic was refreshing. The electric version allows the band to show their technique and showcase all the instruments. The acoustic song allows us to hear it more stripped down. Multiple vocal ranges are featured, with an awesome guitar to lead on. Towards the end other instruments like a synth add to the tracks smoothness.

Avastera has put out an awesome EP. Their goal of moving to the United States and making big moves in the music business are definitely reachable. The band has an incredible sound that is up with the big boys. I suggest you pick up this EP if you’re looking for a technical, beautiful, soulful, and heavy listen. This EP truly covers all the bases.

Rating: 10/10

Release Date: May 3, 2012

Record Label: Unsigned

Recommended Tracks: “Hear Me Out” “The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long” “December Sun”

For Fans Of: Chiodos, Silverstein, A Day To Remember, Yellowcard - The Sound Alarm (10/10)


"EP REVIEW: Avastera – The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long"

"Song structures have several layers joined together by bridges: the instrumental passages summoned to bring out a new level each time. The musicians juggle with various tempos, volumes and arrangements so easily and nonchalantly that for them, it takes little effort to perform a monstrously speedy guitar solo to then tone it down to ambient, thoughtful guitar picking. Moreover, putting these together doesn’t sound forced or unnatural but right on the contrary. Atop of it all, passionate and emotively coloured vocals of Mike Lang together with Chris Hanssen’s screaming provide intensity and delight for your ears." - Bring The Noise UK


Discography

EP
-'The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long' (2012)

VIDEO
-'December Sun' Official music video (Directed by Tim Brade)

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Bio

AVASTERA are a unique and diverse band from Australia who have quickly landed stepping stones of distinct accomplishments & successes very early on in their career, due to their well-crafted sound and consistent drive to take things to the next level. Following the release of their debut-single 'December Sun' in March 2012, it wasn't long until the band found themselves performing an arena show overseas together with MTVs Gossip Girl star; Taylor Momsen & The Pretty Reckless, Mayday Parade, Marianas Trench and Forever The Sickest Kids.

To simply narrow them down and label them to one specific genre would not justify their unique sound. An interesting yet catchy blend of Alternative Rock, Pop-Punk, Contemporary Pop, and Intricate Guitar Passages are just some of the tasteful elements carefully executed in the right sections of every song to emulate what has become their accessibly distinct sound. As described in a review by Bring The Noise UK (review rating of 9/10); Song structures have several layers joined together by bridges: the instrumental passages summoned to bring out a new level each time. The musicians juggle with various tempos, volumes and arrangements so easily and nonchalantly that for them, it takes little effort to perform a monstrously speedy guitar solo to then tone it down to ambient, thoughtful guitar picking. Moreover, putting these together doesnt sound forced or unnatural but right on the contrary.

With 6 powerful, original songs prepared at hand for the release of their debut-EP "The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long", and Producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Yellowcard) on board, a rollercoaster of major events and achievements was only just around the corner to follow Avasteras launch into public on January 1st 2012. The lead-track December Sun was launched with a music video (Directed by Tim Brade) in advanced to the release date of the EP, and with Avasteras luck, this saw the band soon opening for The Getaway Plan (AUS), Cartel (USA) and Silverstein (CAN) in their hometown of Perth on their individual Australian tours. Furthermore, with Avasteras intricate guitar work apparent and showcased well throughout their music, ESP Guitars soon contacted Avastera to offer an official Endorsement from the internationally renowned company, to which they were added to the Australian artist roster.

Press and Media werent going to miss out on this much talked about Avastera group emerging from the isolated city of Perth, Australia either. The release of the EP gained attention internationally, with rave reviews from the USA, UK, Germany, Philippines and Canada. In which it has been described on more than one occasion as An amazing debut-release that covers all bases. In fact, one of the better debut-releases in more recent times. Avastera soon graced the pages of Blunt Magazine (AUS) and Pulp Magazine (PH). Not once, but twice on two separate occasions in the same year. The year in press for Avastera was concluded pleasantly in December, which saw the band featured in the December issues of three different Magazines across the globe. This included features in Big Cheese (UK), Blunt (AUS) and PULP (PHL) where singer Mike Lang, was featured on the front cover of Pulp Magazines December issue together with Taylor Momsen, Josh Ramsay (Marianas Trench) and Jonathan Cook (Forever The Sickest Kids).
UKs Kerrang! TV also wanted in on this hot new act. They werent alone, however. The Philippines leading Music video channel, MYX, also wanted in. The December Sun music video has since been picked up by both Kerrang! TV and MYX, and proceeded to be broadcast to TVs throughout the UK and the Philippines.

In September 2012, Avastera was invited to head out on their first International tour. This was a tour through South-East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines). This saw Avastera spend a weekend in Manila with 7 other major international bands (Mayday Parade, The Pretty Reckless, The Maine, A Skylit Drive, Marianas Trench, Forever The Sickest Kids and The Wonder Years). Avastera were the only Australian band to make the lineup. During the tour, the band made a TV appearance on MYX, and radio appearances on RX93.1 (PH), RedFM (MYS) and Jam 88.3 (PH) interviewed by Julz Savard.

With all of this accomplished within just the first 12 months of Avastera bursting out into public with their catchy & unique sound, things can only get bigger from here in the years to come.

This... is just the beginning.