Naming their primary influences as space and 80s film soundtracks, Glasgow’s Apollo Gets the Girl send spiralling synths careening over celestial skies. Theirs is a sound indebted to early naughties indietronica and mid-eighties synth-pop, with frontman Jack Violet having more than a whiff of Ben Gibbard about him.
Their debut track ‘New Dawn’ – which is up a free download via the band’s Soundcloud – was recorded in Violet’s bedroom and sees the group trade in hushed vocals and majestic, delicate whispers of synth before briefly exploding into a climactic mountain of dirge-like noise. You can check out the video below, which sets ‘New Dawn”s atmospheric peaks and troughs to lonely, urban imagery and the flickering blink of nocturnal city lights:
As well as a free download of the track, the band’s soundcloud also features a free remix of the track by Touch Bellini, which you can stream and download below:
- Alex Cull