Avro is a New Wave Synthpop duo featuring singer & keyboardist Megan Rose and singer & composer Atom Percy.
As an already an established session player and touring keyboardist, Atom met Megan performing her own material at shows on sleepy and rural Denman Island, British Columbia.
Becoming instant friends over their shared love of classic synthpop, dance music, and experimental electronic sounds, the pair christened the group Avro; a nod to the avian dream of a technological future, that was swiftly halted by the weight of the past.
The product of over a year of writing in studio, ‘Futuretroactivism’ bristles with powerful synthesized tones, galloping rhythms, and ethereal vocals. Lyrically Avro merges myth and fantasy with the dystopian dream of the not too distant future, seamlessly combining dancefloor ecstasy with thoughtful introspections.
While giving nods towards earlier synth artists like Fad Gadget, Yaz, and early Human League, the use of more modern production notes, original hooks, and vocal interplay between the duo makes Avro a unique outfit in the world of electronic music.
Along with the release of ‘Futuretroactivism’ and festival dates in their home province, Avro embarked on an eastern Canada tour in the spring of 2023, and are currently recording a new EP set for release later this year.
"With their first album Futuretroactivism, keyboardist Megan Rose and composer Atom Percy have created a unique project that unites present and future, taking away the anguished weight of the past. In their songs (such as the sublime “Promise Notes”) they speak of a dystopian future in which addictions, insincerity and vices rule." - Dimitra Gurduiala, Atwood Magazine
"...an amazing synth pop banger with a kind of a tragic momentum and serious lyrics." - Thomas Frenken, Electrozombies.com
"“Promise Notes” is a love-note to the likes of Human League." - Mark Anthony Brennan, Irregular Dreams