21.2.13

An Interview with Apollo Junction! | MegBolderson.

Hi my lovelies. Today I have something very different, a little out of my comfort zone, however very exciting! (drum roll....) An interview with an incredibly talented upcoming band! I met the band through Twitter, and since then we have been working extremely hard to conjure up an interview for you all to read!

They go by the name Apollo Junction and describe themselves as 'a melody obsessed electro, indie pop band'. Founded in Leeds in 2011 Apollo Junction have been working very hard to produce their EP that will be available to download in March.They are all extremely friendly and have given me the pleasure of interviewing them to try and find out a little more about this brilliant band and how it all started.


Meg Bolderson: How did you all meet?
Apollo Junction: Well we all kind of knew each other from gigging in Leeds with other bands. So we would run in to each other a lot. We also kind of hated each other for being rivals. But the story goes….Ben met Matt who met Jamie who met Sam, (we all knew Jonny) then Ben vanished to Australia for a year and came back and made good friends with Jonny who subsequently joined Ben to meet Matt, Jamie and Sam in a pub (called 'The Junction') and we decided to write some songs together and become the best band around.

MB: How long have you been making music together?
AJ: Individually since we were 15 but as a band just over a year! It's actually amazing how much we have progressed and we honestly think it due to some divine design. It just seems that everything musical we touch turns to gold at the moment, we don't struggle to write riffs, melodies or words ('cashforgold.com' are ignoring our letters though..)


MB: What do you love most about performing live?
AJ: Matt would say the drugs (tea) and women but as he is celibate (not through choice) so we know he is lying…. I think the rest of us would say that moment when the audience and you connect and you are feeding off each other the bass guitar and the bass drum are grooving together you forget what you are playing, that you are playing, and you just play….that is a magic moment.

MB: Are there any bands that influence you?
AJ: Well the usual classic bands.. I guess anyone from the Beatles to Calvin Harris to Mo town to Michael Jackson! A great pop song is a great pop song. The modern bands such as Coldplay and the Killer push us on however if they 'set the bar' we know where we need to be and what we need to beat and so we are influenced by the bands around us…maybe not musically but in terms of motivating us to better our songs/live show etc.




MB: How do you get inspiration to write songs?

AJ: The usual places death, depression and self-loathing…..all wrapped together in one lovely little ball of joy, we are quite a dark band but we cannot help but write very bouncy, uplifting songs. We usually move quickly with songs, normally someone comes in with a concept whether it be some words or a riff or just...'let's write songs about Zombies' and bang off we go. Maybe the next one will be about getting girls numbers in clubs. Never give Sam our keyboard player your number though - he only functions properly at unearthly hours. He phones you up at 4am as if he's sat at home at 4 in the afternoon watching 'Deal or No Deal'. The lad has no concept of time. He once turned up at Ben's house at 445am and when questioned about why he was calling around in the middle of the night - he simply answered 'At least I knew you'd be in' ... What sort of behaviour is that! We love him though and his keys synth parts will kick down people's front doors when he wants them to.

MB: Is there anything significant you want to happen to you all as a band in the future?
AJ: It would be great to stop a song and just hear thousands of people singing the end of the song back to us… whilst getting naked... with rain falling... The rest of the band say that I am maybe getting a little carried away with this idea... other than that I think it would be nice for us all to learn to fly our own helicopters and hang out with the Beckhams.

MB: Thank you very much for the interview, I'm a huge fan. Best of luck for the future!







A message from Apollo Junction.

We would like you to check out www.apollojunction.com, find us on Twitter and on Facebook - say hello, spread the word about us and look out for a free EP that is coming in March to download. Thanks lots!
What are your favourite genres of music? Would you consider listening to the brilliant Apollo Junction?

 Have a great day!

2 comments:

  1. Great Blog!

    Would you like to follow each other on GFC?

    Vivianista.com

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for the comment! I will be sure to read and reply asap. However if you have any questions you need answering right away, be sure to tweet me at @megbolderson. Have a great day! Meg x

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