Few can lay claim to mastering their craft at such an early stage, yet Leeds five-piece Apollo Junction are making some serious noise after relentless hard work over the last 18 months. Ready to unveil the next part of their highly anticipated second album, new single ‘On the Ropes’ kickstarts the new year with a real statement of intent, and it’s available from the 22nd January. Renowned for their explosive sound, it’s easy to hear why Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Graham Norton are fans. Fusing 90s Britpop with synth-led alt-rock, Apollo Junction cause a ruckus both on and off the stage, and their new single is no exception. Featuring euphoric synth stabs, a rumbling bass line, intricate guitar work and arena-sized vocals, ‘On the Ropes’ is both nostalgic and futuristic. With a properly heavy chorus, infectious lyrics and inimitable energy from the get-go, this one is the only way to start 2021.
As well as accumulating 500k plus streams and having their music on Spotify’s ‘It’s Alt Good’ and ‘New Noise’ playlists, Apollo Junction have also had their work featured on Ubisoft’s Watchdogs: Legion game and have also clocked hundreds of thousands of YouTube plays too. Their sound has taken them to just about every corner of the UK, including Isle of Wight Festival, Bingley Weekender and Car Fest, plus they’ve supported the likes of Kaiser Chiefs.Gearing up for a huge year with a brand-new single, album and the biggest gigs of their careers, this is going to be a big one. Who’s in?
Read our recent interview with the band here...