Apprehension Avenue are a 3 piece punk rock band from Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The band formed late in 2017 and had one of their early songs “Day Dreamin” featured on the “What Do You Know About Ska Punk Vol. 2” compilation which was released on the 8th of January 2018. (Bandcamp Link HERE)
During the last 18 months the band has played many shows around their home state of New South Wales and have even played a few Victorian shows, including one at my favourite venue Bombay Rock.
On the 21st of July 2019 Apprehension Avenue released a new music video for a song called “Burning Bridges” it starts with a guitar playing a basic chord progression with clean tones and quick down strokes, after a couple of bars the rest of the band joins in. The verse part has a laid-back feel, even the vocal melody. The first change is a pre chorus part which while still laid-back has a pop punk style bounce to it as the guitar switches chords out for a drone style picking pattern, after a bit the guitar drops out and the drums intensify while the bass takes point with a fast gritty bass line that sounds a bit like NOFX. A 1,2,3,4 count on vocals leads into fast distorted power chords as the band performs a fast catchy chorus. The whole pattern repeats itself again before one of the best endings to a song I’ve heard in a while.
The bands next show is “Punx Not Dead … Just Frozen” at the Baroque Room in Katoomba, NSW on the 9th of August with Totally Unicorn, I Am Duckeye, Speedball and Madam Fatale. (Event Link)
Apprehension Avenue is Jamie – bass/vocals Tim – drums Mark – guitar