Chris Hanssen, AVASTERA (audio interview)

It’s a real mark of the extent of WA’s isolation when it’s cheaper for West Aussie bands to fly and tour South-East Asia, than it is to fly to the East coast for a run of shows… However you’ve gotta take the cards you’re dealt, and Perth’s AVASTERA have spent the past few years touring in support of some great names including Taylor Momsen & The Pretty Reckless, Silverstein, The Getaway Plan & a recent opening spot for Jonny Craig’s latest project “Slaves”… and with the “Breathing Hope” EP & a critically acclaimed tour of SE Asia all wrapped up, AVASTERA are ready for their first full-on Aussie tour!

East coast fans, Chris and co. are especially keen to see you at the show(s) – dates below – but in the meantime take a chance if you’re new to the band and get your ears around them. I first put them on thinking “I’m gonna fucking hate this” (self-confessed heavy metal purist) but you know what, I bloody loved ’em and now have it stuck on repeat. Powerful clean vocals, tied in with riffage that is textured, expressive and when the distortion kicks in, tighter than a fish’s bumhole. And that’s watertight!

AVASTERA. Quality Aussie tunes, and a breath of fresh air. Back them, would ya? Oh, and listen here to my catch-up with guitarist Chris Hanssen 😉

– Dougie (@terrydougie)

Grab the “Breathing Hope” EP here:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/breathing-hope-ep-ep/id870426035

 

AVASTERA AUSTRALIA TOUR – Oct. – Nov. 2014

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST –BLACK MARKET, ADELAIDE 18+
Tickets available at the door

 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1st –THE EVELYN HOTEL, MELBOURNE 18+

Tickets available at the door

 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2nd – WRANGLER STUDIOS, MELBOURNE AA

Tickets available at the door

 WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA 18+

Tickets available at the door

 THURSDAY 6th NOVEMBER, RAD, WOLLONGONG 18+ 

Tickets available at the door

            FRIDAY 7th NOVEMBER–SPECTRUM, SYDNEY 18+
Tickets available at the door

 SATURDAY 8th NOVEMBER –HOMBRE RECORDS, NEWCASTLE AA 

Tickets available at the door

THURSDAY 13th NOVEMBER – LAST NIGHT (AMPLIFIER), PERTH 18+
Tickets available at the door

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