We contacted Apache Sun and successfully managed to get an interview with the Scottish band.
They are a psychedelic rock band formed in Glasgow this year and it consists of Kris Mitchell (guitar), Pete Bruce (bass) and David Noble (drums). The band was one of the chosen among us as one of theNew bands that should not go unnoticed
post and as we truly believe that they will succeed in the future, we contacted them so that every Portuguese and others would get to know them better through the power of writting.
(ING) How did you meet and when did you decide to start a band?
Me (Kris) and Pete are step brothers so we met at a fairly young age, but we didn’t start writing making music together until we were around 17/18. We had been in different bands before but decided last year to try and create and record some songs ourselves.
(ING) Why the name Apache Sun?
We had ideas and sounds in our head but we needed a title for our recording project. We see Apache Sun as this conceptual place where the music comes from, where the inspiration lives. When we write music we see each song as a landscape and we try and recreate this as accurately as possible through sound. All these places are within the world of Apache Sun.
(ING) Which artists and/or bands inspire you the most?
We get inspired by sounds mostly, recently this has been from bands who are recording music by themselves. It seems to give more of a direct line to the initial spark of creativity, everything has its own unique place and its definitely something more personal to the writer. I think this shines through with bands like The Growlers, Tame Impala and La Femme. But we all bow to the Beatles.
(ING) Usually upcoming bands are always compared to others. Has this already happened to you?
A little but we’ve never heard the same one twice. It seems to be quite a broad spectrum.
(ING) Where do you get inspiration for your lyrics?
On this EP we tried to let the songs primitive inspiration come through and with this in mind we recorded the vocals mostly ad-libbing, we would do a few takes of each song and choose the best. Some like ‘Backseat Driver’ where more thought out but again it stemmed from the ad-libbing of the first verse and from there it just took shape. So most of the lyrics are deep subconscious musings I suppose.
(ING) Your photos and music videos have the psychedelic vibe that go along perfectly with your songs. Was it your intention to take people on a “trip” while listening to your music?
Yes completely, we wanted to take people into the song, to these places we were trying to create. Well that was the idea anyway.
(ING) That being said, how do you come up with ideas for your music videos?
We just try and find things that come close to our initial musical image, that have the same feel.
(ING) What’s the story behind ‘Wandering Eyes’?
Again it came from ad-libbing phrases but it quickly came clear from them it was about someone who is in too deep and cant get out. Even though they truly want to they’ve fundamentally changed themselves to cope, altered who they once were. A denial of oneself.
(ING) In a scale of 1 to 50 how psychedelic would you consider your songs to be?
A healthy 32.
(ING) Are you a DIY band?
Yes, we decided from the start we wanted to create an EP with no outside help from start to finish. From recording to mastering it has all been done by ourselves. We just wanted to see if we could do it really.
(ING) What resources/tools do you use to get people’s attention?
Nothing different really just the usual media. We have never been that good at promoting ourselves really, it’s still a learning curve.
(ING) Even though you only have three songs out to the public, do you think people’s reactions have been positive?
Yes from what we’ve seen and heard. We get lots a positive messages from people which is nice. Glad people enjoy it, as we enjoyed writing it.
(ING) Can you speak Portuguese or have any special hidden talents?
Peter is currently learning german and he’s getting really good but other than that not really haha, music is our only talent.
(ING) What are your main goals with your music career? (for example world tours etc)
Just to carry on getting better. To get closer to what we want to achieve musically. We have no big aims really just to progress. We are already doing what we love, if more people want to listen and join us, great we’ll be waiting.
“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours” Bob Dylan
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