Pacific Avenue

Pacific Avenue are a Gerringong-based indie-rock quartet, birthed when solo artist Harry O’Brien and musician Ben Fryer met after tying for second place in a local busking competition. With strong conviction that they could flourish if they teamed up, the pair wrote a handful of songs on their first jam session together, later recruiting mutual friends Jack Kay and Dom Littrich to complete the foursome.

Taking cues from influences rooted in classic rock and roll such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Oasis, as well as Australian luminaries Jet, Powderfinger and Silverchair, the group fluently combine their heterogenous array of styles to produce an interconnected sound that is virtuously and intuitively their own.

Since their 2017 inception, Pacific Avenue released a hatful of singles prior to their debut EP ‘Strawberry Skies’, featuring the memorable ‘Excuse Me’ and the band’s most streamed song to date, ‘Something Good’. These releases led to the band sharing the stage with local favourites Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale and Tash Sultana, and scored the band festival appearances at Yours & Owls, Lost Paradise and This That.

Impressive streaming numbers and relentless touring schedules built up to their 2020 release ‘My Hero’, right before the global pandemic forced the band members indoors, where they then crafted their Covered-19 series, with several covers including Paul Kelly’s ‘How To Make Gravy’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ going viral on social media.

2021 saw the band release their most commercially successful single, ‘Easy Love’, a monumental masterstroke that was added to Spotify playlists ‘Fresh Finds’, ‘New Music Friday (AU/NZ)’, ‘Listen Local’, ‘Rock Out’, ‘Local Noise’ and ‘Broad Chords’, as well as Apple Music playlist ‘New Music

Daily’. The song gained immense approval from tastemaker radio station triple j, where it was added to full rotation and placed at #108 in that year’s Hottest 200 countdown. Pacific Avenue were named triple j Unearthed Feature Artist and received high amounts of praise from several presenters, including a five-star review from Home & Hosed presenter Declan Byrne, and four-and-a-half stars from Richard Kingsmill.

In the live arena, Pacific Avenue are known to comfortably pack out a room, having sold out Sydney’s prestigious Factory Theatre, three Northcote Social Club shows in Melbourne, Jive Bar in Adelaide, and Wollongong Uni.

The band show no signs of slowing down in 2022, as they are set to tour the country once again off the back of their new stunner ‘Give It Up For Yourself’, another sugary taste of their upcoming debut album which will be released later in the year via BMG.