AVOID Drop two brand new singles COWABUNGA & Split (Kill It)


Drop Two Brand New Singles


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Seattle alternative five-piece AVOID, have returned with a bang today with the release of a double single "COWABUNGA" and "Split (Kill It)". Both tracks can be found on streaming platformsHERE. "COWABUNGA" also comes accompanied by an official music video which can be viewed HEREor by clicking the image below.

Speaking on the new releases, hyper-charismatic frontman, Benny Scholl shares:

“We’re so stoked that Cowabunga is out to the world! I remember coming up with the initial idea on an acoustic guitar, it’s amazing to see what it’s turned into” Scholl adds “Split is the in-your-face ripper! We wanted to show both sides of where AVOID is going next with the singles we put out, and we feel like this really helps set the tone (along with COWABUNGA) for what you're gonna get.”



"COWABUNGA" was premiered on SiriusXM Octane yesterday (Thursday, 17th March) and "Split (Kill It)" will get its first airplay today on SiriusXM Liquid Metal as part of their "Devil's Dozen" countdown at 12 pm EST/4 pm GMT today. The new tracks set the tone for a new era for AVOID, spreading their brand of infectious hedonism and injecting some magic into the mundane. They follow the band's last release, 2020's 'The Burner EP' which spawned massive singles "Song About James", "HEAT" and "HostAge At A BeAch House PArty". To date, AVOID have clocked up over 15 million global streams and 500,000 YouTube views.

AVOID are currently on tour across the US with Fit For A King, Silent Planet and Hollow Front. A full list of dates and tickets can be found HERE.


Engaging, edgy, erratic, irreverent, wild, vibrant, fun… there’s certainly no shortage of adjectives to describe AVOID and their quest to fuel that feeling of being a part of something.

Evoking nostalgia for the kind of music that seeps into your soul, the Seattle five-piece channel the musical legacy synonymous with their hometown while blissfully genre-hopping to create something entirely new. Good times with a message of inclusivity, with a drive to bring passion, innovation and provocation back to heavy music and pull in the community around it, AVOID crackle with the energy of a young act ready to take the world by storm.

Carving his own path hustling promoting shows and managing bands, the band’s inimitable future frontman Benny Scholl knew early on the dedication it would take to be successful in the music business. Meeting impressive guitarist Nick Olson, he turned his hand to playing music, deciding he would be unlike any other frontman he had seen, and on enlisting Chris Echols (guitar), Luke Ryder (bass), Paul Jaton (drums) some of the top talent in the local scene became AVOID, releasing their debut album Alone in 2018.

While the world fell silent in 2020, the band seized the moment to make noise with the release of their attention-grabbing EP The Burner - and it got LOUD. Securing a sponsorship with NASCAR which turned their passion into promotion, they had their music and band branded vehicle in the official video game. Singer Benny Scholl went viral with his accidentally acapella rendition of the National Anthem at the NASCAR Vegas race, endearing himself to sports commentator Jim Rome who ran with coverage of the event for weeks. They also forged a long term partnership with SiriusXM, taking over the airwaves on Octane and Liquid Metal with ambassador single “Song About James”, which incorporated their lyrical muse James “Jeopardy James” Holtzhauer in its marketing.

With new tracks “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It)” setting the tone for a new era for the band, AVOID are ready to spread their brand of infectious hedonism that injects some magic into the mundane. Bringing twists on the art, the media and methods of the 90s/00s into the modern-day.

This is the start of something important, something defining - and AVOID are bringing everyone along for the ride. Hold on tight, it’s about to get weird.