- - Publications featuring Shaunt - -
--Highwire daze Online--
Ep Review by ken morton | march 26th, 2018
"Shaunt Avakian may only be 18 years of age, but his musical influences and lyrical insights span the generations. Imagine an amalgamation of punk and classic rock, and you are only beginning to conceive the vibrant surprise this talented Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter has in store for you."
concert article/review by ken morton | august 18th, 2018
"Opening the set with the slamming inquiry of Are You Here?, Avakian and his band sent the room spinning with a truly intriguing performance. Unveiling the entire Intensity EP, each and every song was brought to an ultra-vivid life, highlighted by Shaunt’s dynamic vocal delivery and his dazzling lead guitar skills. Love To Love You was especially compelling when presented live, with Shaunt singing the blues with a high flying amount of style, emotion and conviction."
Concert Article/review by christopher vinan | September 17th, 2018
"There seems to be a temporal wave crashing onto the edges of our epoch. An accumulation of past genres mixing into melted pools of residual rhythms. Melted pools that young musicians, like Shaunt Avakian, will invite us into. We should be grateful for these new seas."
Interview with pauline pechakjian | July 3rd, 2018
"My personal favorites on the EP are “Hard To Focus” and “Rats In The Attic,” arguably the most intense of songs on Intensity. The former starts off with a killer guitar intro, then leads into a wonderful punk number with a frighteningly catchy chorus. The latter kicks off with a fun drum groove and features Avakian’s boldest vocals and lyrics (which work really well!). “Rats In The Attic,” which ties together the concept of the EP as Avakian sings, “how else can I justify this intensity?,” can easily serve as a new anthem for misfits." LINK TO ARTICLE
--Indie Voice blog--
Weekly Blog by Robert leggett (LAmusiccritic) | August 8th, 2018
"This young man is definitely going places. Be among the first to discover his immense talent, and take his amazing EP home today!" FULL BLOG POST