Since forming in 2018, Hull four-piece The Avenues have built a steady following both within their hometown, and across the North of England. With their debut EP What Happened In The Pink Room earning the band comparisons to the likes of The Cribs, Spector and Franz Ferdinand, not to mention a support slot with legendary indie poppers The Bluetones in their hometown, things were looking up for the four piece.
That was until COVID hit. Rather than wallow in the shadow of cancelled shows and the haze of uncertainty that was surrounding the music industry for much of 2020 however, The Avenues spent that time honing their sound in order to craft the perfect follow-up EP.
‘Part of the Problem’ is the first taste of that new material. Two and a half minutes of driving indie rock that’s as confessional as it is anthemic, the band describe the track as “relating to the burnout and growing apathy due to being overwhelmed constantly with the world’s problems all over your news feed every day, and the guilt for feeling those things.”
It’s a bold statement, and one that everyone can all relate to, at least on some level. And while it’s true that the world certainly does seem to be burning down, at least the view’s amazing.