AVANTE BLACK // ‘DRUG MONEY’ OFFICIAL VIDEO
Avante Black have just unleashed an amazing music video for ‘Drug Money’ – the band’s current single that caused a storm landing on several Best Of 2016 / OTW 2017 lists.
Directed by Alden Volney (Jamie XX, Temples) the video elevates ‘Drug Money’s exploding electronics and powerful lyrics via a kaleidoscopic mix of block shapes, vibrant colours and vivid 3D animation. Here’s the video
Fresh from causing a storm late last year with the release of debut single ‘Drug Money’, Avante Black are back to unleash the official video.
Directed by Alden Volney (Jamie XX, Temples) the video elevates ‘Drug Money’s exploding electronics via a kaleidoscopic mix of block shapes, vibrant colours and vivid 3D animation.
Counting songwriting references as varied as Florence and the Machine, Maggie Rogers and Lana Del Rey and a sound that takes influence from Flume to Tove Lo and the bittersweet synth-pop of Sälen, Avante Black manage to sit comfortably alongside their peers but with a signature sound and attitude that’s all their own.
Ottilia’s melodic, compulsive vocal secured Huw Stephen’s early BBC Radio 1 support, quickly followed by acclaim across The Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland, Popjustice, Idolator, Spindle Magazine and more, plus a Top 3 main chart position on Hype Machine. ‘Drug Money’s alternative pop perfection soon accelerated to encompass inclusion in ‘Best of 2016’ and ‘2017 Ones To Watch’ lists.
Hot off the track’s ‘Best of 2016’ status, a heady reworking came in from fellow Scandi-pop favourites Anna Of The North, catapulting the record into 2017 with further critical acclaim. Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/avanteblack/drug-money-anna-of-the-north-remix
Avante Black will be touring and performing at festivals later this year whilst writing on the road for their debut album.
Catch them before then live at The Finsbury in London with Young Native on April 21st. Tickets here: https://musicglue.lnk.to/21april
“Avante Black [have] delivered the year’s best Scandi-pop anthem” – Idolator
“Explosive… we guarantee you’ll be pressing repeat.” – Wonderland Magazine
“A glorious explosion of melancholy electronics… the next break-through” – Spindle Magazine
“Wonderfully unashamed pop… Ottilia Zimmerman Kjulsten’s vocals offer a welcome note of glistening Scandinavian roar.” – The Blue Walrus
“Beautiful vocals with scuzzy guitars… a dark guitar pop that will catch you instantly.” – Drunken Werewolf
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