Welsh melodic rock quintet Calling Apollo, released their new EP ‘The Great Depression: Act I’ was released on August 19th 2016. Lead single release ‘Clone City’ received rave reviews across the board, with the video for the single premiering online with UPSET magazine and then it achieved airplay on Scuzz TV as part of their #ScuzzUnderground show.
‘The Great Depression: Act 1’ is the next anthemic EP in the Calling Apollo chapter, and a incredible follow up to the success of their previous EP ‘Hunter | Gatherer’, produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend/ Bring Me The Horizon). ‘The Great Depression’ is a two-part album with Act 1 being produced by Todd Campbell (Straight Lines/Samoans), on the band’s own label Signal & The Noise Records. The EP will coincide with a UK tour, supporting Rory Indiana.
For fans of Arcane Roots and Mars Volta, Calling Apollo don’t follow trends or scenes, they are five talented musicians who strive to write emotive, melodic and sometimes aggressive rock music. Here is what they had to say in their interview with us.
Personally we’d be main support to Foo Fighters. Also, Kiefer Sutherland is making music now so he can open the show – just google-image the man drinking and that’ll be the whole tour!· What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
Without trying to sound negative, we just have to accept defeat when it comes to expecting sales and just ever making a career out of this. We have to give our music out for free, otherwise people won’t hear it. Artistically, musicians have never had so much freedom and tools to write which is a fantastic thing and besides, we’re in a position where we’re lucky to be able to write music we love. If we have to ‘work for the man’, in order to do this, then so be it because we love music.
· What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
We recently went to a rock club in Bournemouth which was cool. But at 2am, the DJ stopped and asked everyone to hold their phones in the air to show what Pokemon they’d caught that night. The 5 of us we’re the only one’s not doing it and we were just confused. We weren’t from around there!
· What are your future plans?
Finishing writing “The Great Depression: Act II” and then record it. Also we have a tour in November, but more details on that soon.