A new song by The Avalanches has been revealed as part of a preview of the soundtrack to new musical version of King Kong.
The stage version of King Kong will hit Australia’s Regent Theatre in Melbourne from May 28 and comes with an illustrious list of musical contributions including Guy Garvey of Elbow, Massive Attack’s 3D, Justice and The Avalanches.
The Australian act have released a limited amount of material following the success of their 2000 album Since I Left You and contribute a cover of the song “Get Lucky”, made famous by Judy Garland, to the musical score. Scroll down to hear snippets from all of the acts involved in the musical.
The music for King Kong is being overseen by composer and arranger Marius de Vries, whose credits include the soundtracks for Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet.
In 2008 it was reported that The Avalanches had finished work on their follow up to Since I Left You with the band updating their MySpace page promising fans “New material soon.” However, despite both Ariel Pink and rapper Danny Brown claiming that they have worked on songs for the new alum, only a demo of a new track – a collaboration with Silver Jews’ David Berman called “A Cowboy Overflow Of The Heart” released via the band’s website – has so far surfaced.