Formed in 2015 on Denman Island off of Vancouver Island, Avro fuses 80s style sound with dance beats and experimental tones.
They self-released their debut EP ‘Anatomy Act’ in January 2017, with a sound rooted strongly in a ‘classic’ synthesized style. The tracks are clearly catchy and danceable, with Percy’s strong lead vocals, and Rose adding a haunting and complimentary layer with her own voice on every track.
Anatomy Act was recorded using modern digital methods, but almost all the instrumentation and synth programming was tracked using Percy’s collection of drum machines and keyboards, each with a production date somewhere after 1973, and prior to 1985. The album also included strong session and songwriting contributions from drummer Tim van de Ven and guitarist John Greenberg on tracks 'One Nine Seven Six' and 'Do What You Do'.
While not conceived as a concept recording, Percy’s honest lyrics pull at similar themes throughout the EP - a longing for connection with others, a connection often failing with an isolating dependence on technology.
Having played regular shows around Vancouver Island and the BC mainland, 2017 is set to be a brilliant starting year for Avro with a new album already in the works.