The Learning Curve: Avastera
From: Perth, Australia RIYL: The Starting Line, A Day to Remember, Yellowcard
Listen to: “December Sun”
If you’re a big proponent of discovering the next big thing, then, ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, may we present Perth, Australia’s latest export, Avastera. Combining all of your favorite elements of pop-punk, powerpop and happy hardcore, Avastera have taken what was old and made it new, transforming it into something entirely fresh by blending a bevy of intricate, churning guitars with vocals that can incite a mosh pit as easily as a feverous bout of call-and-response, and with addition of angular melodies and soaring hooks, these up and comers are able to achieve a sound that would be criminal not to hear.