Formed under a year ago, Avante Black reads like the United Nations of Indie Rock with frontwoman Ottilia and guitarist Emil hailing from Sweden, bassist Gabs from Italy and keeping the beat, Dean on drums from the United Kingdom. Barely out of their teens and with just 10 gigs under their belt, the shoegazy pop band sounds something like Wolf Alice crossed with The Jesus and Mary Chain. Avante Black have just released their newest single and video, a lament for unattainable crushes entitled ‘Imaginary Love.’
Their sonically intense live performances have caught the ears of some notable musicians including Ed Harcourt and Bill Ryder-Jones who Ottilia has been writing some new tracks with. A debut album is expected later this year.
The band will play their debut headline gig in London on February 9th at The Waiting Room.