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Guitar, bass, drums. Aivery is a young band from Vienna who will make you sit up and listen with their debut album “Because”. Resisting any easy categorization, they impress with their complex guitar riffs, driving bass lines and raw drum beats. Catchy melodies, combined with unconventional song structures, intertwine persuasively with powerful vocals, all driven by the desire to be heard.
Aivery are Franziska Schwarz (bass, voc), Doris Zimmermann (dr) and Jasmin Rilke (guit), who met through an ad in a students’ pub. The first releases shortly followed; a 7” on “Unrecords” (2013) and various cassettes like the EP “Awry” (2015) on the Graz-based label, “Wilhelm Show Me The Major Label”. In the summer of 2016, the band decided to lock themselves in a studio in Graz with producer Mario Zangl (Killed By 9V Batteries, Mile Me Deaf) to record their first LP. Aivery reject superficiality in favour of a heavier sound: Punk for them does not hide behind Instagram and Surf riffs – instead it is stripped down to its authentic anti-position: anti-expectation, anti-materialism, anti-cool. What their pro stands for is what has always been missing from your record collection.
“Because” is about wanting, taking, and saying no. Why? Just because, without justifying yourself, which is what these “three young women” have had to do often enough. It would be too easy to hastily pigeonhole the band with the label “Seattle” or “Olympia”. The banal description “riot grrrls” is only something that occurs to lazy and unimaginative nerds. This is about three twenty-somethings from Vienna, far away from those aforementioned scenes. And a good thing, too!