Little Avis’ third single, ‘Silver Tongue’ was released this week. Following on from their raucous Graham Coxon inspired single ‘Ghalib’, the Manchester outfit have put out ‘Silver Tongue’.
It has the wayward indie pop of Young Knives with immediacy and hook laden Shame and The Buzzcocks. Raising the bar above just another punk single here though are the vocals from Lee Hunter. His found an exquisite post-punk sweet spot between Edywn Collins and David Byrne.
At times, there is a Richard Hawley sense of romanticism about the protagonist. It cuts through the wry post-punk delivery and provides an everyman humbleness to the single. This kind of universal truth is sure to carry them to the hearts and minds of the UK’s alternative community sooner rather than later.
Friday 2nd August marks our 8th birthday. Come down to the New Cross Inn for a night of great live music. Tickets available here: