Apollo Junction – The Dublin Castle – 26.07.18

Fresh from playing various stages on the UK festival circuit, Apollo Junction made a stop at Camden’s Dublin Castle last Thursday.

Taking to the stage, the Leeds based indie group’s energy was almost tangible before the first chords were even played. Stirring riffs and euphoric melodies set the feel-good factor to it’s highest setting. This was especially apparent in their hit singles Begin and Paris which both drip in colourful synths and a rhythm which defies you not to dance along. Apollo Junction’s setlist seems to be specifically designed for the open air stage, yet it didn’t feel uncomfortable in the intimate venue due to the band possessing that northern trait of inclusiveness. Even those who were sat outside the venue got a piece of the action. Lead singer Jamie Williamson took a very long walk into the crowd and out the door on the other side, much to the surprise of the confused punters. It was fist bumps all round however as his bandmates jumped in too, showing their fans their appreciation.

It is the bands genuine affection for their fan base, coupled with their own unique blend of indie pop which has been gaining the band traction in recent years. It is also the reason why I am hoping they will become regulars on the London music scene.



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