Swindon’s All Ears Avow have recently released a soaring melodic single for which they are swiftly becoming known. ‘Feel The Push’ is, ultimately, about depression but offers a message of hope. As vocalist and guitarist Claire Sutton says: “It’s written as a sort of message to anyone suffering, from the perspective of having come through it to the other side and offering this message of hope. That even though someone is in pain and finding it hard right now they will get through it and into the light. The song is full of angst and pain both musically and lyrically, but ends with this almost euphoric sense of making it out alive.”
The track will combine with previously released ‘Be That Nothing’, ‘L.O.V.E.’, ‘Asleep At The Wheel’ and several brand new compositions to comprise a new EP, also titled ‘Feel The Push’. The collection will be self released by the band on 21 October.
Sutton says: “This EP has been the biggest labour of love for us and something we’ve been working on for the last two years, mostly throughout lockdowns like so many other artists at the moment. The main thing that glues this EP together is the message and lyrical journey, which is a reflection of what everyone has been through since 2020. The last two years have been absolutely mental for society. There’s been the pandemic, riots, toilet roll shortages, catastrophic wild fires, Russia invading Ukraine, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone’s either been desperately trying to keep themselves afloat or they’ve been in complete denial that the public hysteria we’ve been experiencing so much of is of our own making. And that’s what this EP is about. We decided to name the EP ‘Feel The Push’ after the closing track, because it encompasses the message that when life or the world gives you a nudge or a push, you shouldn’t ignore it. In other words, when everything is going catastrophically wrong maybe we should look at it.”
Called ‘Technophobia’ it’s a patient and fresh indie banger. Full of striking guitar progression and haunting melodies, it’s a fantastic addition to their catalogue plus the commentary on technology and our addiction to it is one that’s striking enough to make it stand out.
Also, the music video taps into the VHS aesthetic which is nothing short of timely to add to the overall punchline of th tone of the video.
All Ears Avow continue their unrelenting adventure through more-ish melodies and arena-ready riffs with new single ‘L.O.V.E.’ The track sees the band exploring a darker side. As vocalist and guitarist Claire Sutton says: “L.O.V.E. is a dark Pop-Rock turn; full of emotional turmoil and desperation about an unhealthy obsession and desire you would do anything for, at any cost, but hating that position you’ve fallen into. There are so many different layers in this track and you could view it as being about an unhealthy relationship, substance addiction – choose your poison. For us, it’s more about materialism and our addiction to new things, new technology, new clothes, and the throw away culture we all hate and is destroying our environment. This was why we made the video we did and the message we were trying to get across. Why can’t we help ourselves?”
For fans of hook-filled music from Kids In Glass Houses to Paramore to Bon Jovi, All Ears Avow hail from Wiltshire and specialise in tracks that will lodge themselves well within your brain for days after you first lay ears on them. You can’t help but sing along to those choruses. The band’s line-up is completed by Jake Willcock on guitar, Joe Bishop on bass and Sean Ivens on drums. They’ve supported the likes of Decade, Milk Teeth, Mallory Knox and The Computers, as well as playing their own headline shows and festivals around the country.
LIVE DATES: Sun 22nd August – The Sometimes Festival, Eastbourne Sun 29th August – MJB Festival, Cinderford Sat 13th November – The Shed, Leicester (W/ Chapter and Verse) UK Headline tour w/ The Alchemy: Mon 15th November – The Grey Lantern, Birmingham Tue 16th November – Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham Wed 17th November – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester Thu 18th November – The Black Heart, London Fri 19th November – Penny Theatre, Canterbury Sat 20th November – The Victoria, Swindon Sun 21st November – The Bunkhouse, Swansea
ALL EARS AVOW are back with a soaring melodic new single ‘Be That Nothing’, self-released by the band today with accompanying music video. Vocalist and guitarist Claire Sutton says of the track: “Written during the first COVID lockdown, ‘Be That Nothing’ discusses the grim reality we were all made to endure, yet it’s also a celebration of how we all had to seek new ways to find excitement and get that release of stress, within the limitations of the pandemic. Many of us found out things about ourselves we never knew, and were forced to face them.”
‘Be That Nothing’ is fuelled by pure melody and has a grooving bass-driven lilt. Its music video is a trippily-effected performance clip, in lieu of the opportunity to actually experience the band’s live show in the flesh.
All Ears Avow hail from Wiltshire and, as ‘Be That Nothing’ demonstrates, they specialise in tracks that will lodge themselves well within your brain for days after you first lay ears on them. You can’t help but sing along to those choruses. The band’s line-up is completed by Jake Willcock on guitar, Joe Bishop on bass and Sean Ivens on drums. They’ve supported the likes of Decade, Milk Teeth, Mallory Knox and The Computers, as well as playing their own headline shows and festivals around the country.