Following on from their fruitful previous single Give It Up For Yourself, NSW-based indie-rock quartet Pacific Avenue have again returned with a stylish new offering Leaving for London – produced by Chris Collins (Skegss, Yorke, Middle Kids).
Another addition to an ever-growing catalogue that proves their songwriting alchemy to be unparalleled, Leaving for London combines graceful guitars with syrupy slap back vocals that upsurge beyond the sentimental framework. Connoisseurs to the themes of hopefulness and resilience, the band’s masterful expressions are best complimented through their indie-rock craft, as the song’s attractive hook emphasise the narrative of unconditional love for those closest to you.
The band talk about the meaning behind Leaving for London: “Leaving for London is about loving and wanting to be with someone, but at the same time ensuring you’re doing what’s best for them, and understanding what makes them happiest, even if that means not being able to be with them. It’s about doing your best at supporting who you love, to become who they want to be.”
To celebrate the release, Pacific Avenue will be embarking on an arena tour supporting Australia’s beloved alternative act Crooked Colours, which continues on from their most recent run of high-capacity shows opening for English artist Louis Tomlinson. The band’s live performance resume is multiplying in excellence, with appearances alongside The Wombats (UK), Ruby Fields, Ocean Alley, Skeggs, Lime Cordiale, Thelma Plum, Tash Sultana, British India, Missy Higgins, The Vanns and San Cisco, as well as performances at Australian boutique festivals Lost Paradise, This That and Yours & Owls.
Previous single Give It Up For Yourself was added to rotation on triple j and was Top 40 most played on the station for seven weeks. It also received rotation from triple j Unearthed, Triple M, iHeart Australia and LiSTNR, and extensive radio play from SYN FM, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, 2RRR, 2XX FM and Three D Radio. It was added to a slew of playlists across Spotify and Apple Music, and immensely praised by the likes of NME, The Guardian, Tone Deaf, AAA Backstage, Milky, Black of Hearts and Ear To The Ground (USA). The song’s accompanying video was added to MTV Upload and ABC’s rage. Their 2021 single Easy Love was voted in at #108 in that year’s triple j Hottest 200 countdown.
Leaving for London IS OUT NOW – STREAM HERE
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