12th Avenue has grown from strength to strength since releasing their debut EP “Crazy” in 2005. The band’s first album, “Insane” elevated their status even further. In June 12th Avenue will unveil their third release with “Sober”. The group has undertaken the challenging task of carrying a concept through all three releases. “Sober” is the third and final chapter in the tragic love story of Anjee and 12. The tale adds depth to the music as well as reflecting the band’s growth as musicians over the years.
“’Sober’ reveals a new intensity in our music,” says frontman Mark Haze. “We’ve heard that our fans have been hoping, waiting and ultimately expecting us to get a bit fiercer on this new album, and we think they are really going to like it.”
Radio has embraced 12th Avenue providing two No.1 hit singles off previous releases. “Crazy”and “Living in My Life” both topped national station 5FM’s Hi5@5 chart.
The first single off “Sober” is bound to follow suit. “Time Bomb” has just hit South African airwaves with all the glory of 12th Avenue’s power riffs and an incredibly memorable chorus.
Commenting on the song Haze points out, “The single takes on a bit more of a fast paced and cutting edge style compared to some of our previous material, but still manages to keep the sound and energy of what we’ve done in the past.”
“Sober” will be launched in style as 12th Avenue hits the road on a nationwide tour to promote the album in June. Tour dates include a support slot on Seether’s SA Tour. The band is currently planning a UK Tour for later this year.
12th Avenue recently supported fellow label mates “Seether” on their winter 2008 homecoming tour, playing before a total of nearly 20,000 fans in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
12th Avenue is riding the wave of their post-Seether tour success having played shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban averaging 300 people a night!