The Avalanches (Australian electronic music group)
The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group formed in Melbourne in 1997. They are known for their debut plunderphonics album Since I Left You (2000), as well as their live and recorded DJ sets. Since I Left You was a critical and commercial success, receiving multiple awards, and has been considered both one of the best Australian albums of all time and best albums of the 2000s. It was followed in 2016 by Wildflower, which had been in production since at least 2005. Their current lineup consists of just Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi with most of the original line-up leaving under acrimonious circumstances. James Dela Cruz rejoined the band briefly in 2015 but left the band again in 2016 following following issues surrounding his employment contract with the group. He was used in promotional material for Wildflower but wasn't an official member at the time.