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Avenue Beat: 2020 Is the Year of the Girl Band

by Gabrielle Fezza & Mackenzie Maher


Yeah, fuck 2020, but Avenue Beat does make 2020 a little less fucked.

Avenue Beat are a rising girlband that blew up on TikTok with their single F2020 (Fuck 2020) featuring Jessie Reyez
Photo by Delaney Royer

Avenue Beat's insta bio might read, “the first girl group with them all ugly as fck," but they make us want to get our girl gang together and form a band as dope as theirs.


Being that I’m in the midst of forming my own girl band with my two girl friends from home, I was beyond excited to talk to Avenue Beat, who are a direct representation of what makes girl bands so incredible. Sami, Savana and Sam are writing songs about stuff that nobody else wants to talk about, but that we all need to hear, especially their song “I don’t really like your boyfriend.” The girls want their music to be something that people can say “hey, I have something to tell you. So just hit play and listen to these lyrics."

Not gonna lie, our interview felt like a hangout. These girls opened up about their lives and shared their favorite moments as though we were a bunch of old friends catching up. Sharing frustrations about COVID, their creativity and songwriting process, and their love for music were the major points of our convo. In the end, though, one thing we all agreed on was that there are not nearly enough girl bands in the world.

Their advice to me, as well as to any girl who dreams of starting a girl band, comes straight from their own history.

One of the hardest parts about getting your girl band together is finding the right name. However, Avenue Beat humorously confessed that their name actually came from a random band name generator (for real) online, similarly to how Post Malone got his name.


Avenue Beat are a rising girlband that blew up on TikTok with their single F2020 (Fuck 2020) featuring Jessie Reyez
Photo by D