London-based indie five piece The History Of Apple Pie head off on a three-week UK tour as of tonight, all in support of their debut album 'Out Of View' released on Marshall Teller this week. All starts tonight in Darlington, continuing until the 19th Feb at London's Old Blue Last. Full details of the tour is below.
Also this week, the band premiered their new video for 'See You' over on Stereogum and The 405.
'Out Of View', recorded in London over the last few months, was self produced by guitarist Jerome Watson, mixed by Charles 'Chicky' Reeves and engineered by Joshua Third of The Horrors. Joshua also adds his unique guitar sound to the albums closer 'Before You Reach The End'. Released on vinyl, CD and mp3, the ten-track album includes their critically-acclaimed sold-out singles 'Do It Wrong', 'Mallory' and last years debut 'You're So Cool'.
'Out Of View' sees the band take expansive and very exciting leaps with the new recordings. The infectious fuzzy pop sound of those early singles has been crafted and developed and they have taken the guitar aesthetic of their heroes - Sonic Youth, Radiohead and Blur - into new and glorious terrorties. Expect more tales of medicated teenage heartache and the psychedelic rain of slacker-genius guitar chops from Jerome's home made pedal board, but the band have really come of age and the result is a truly memorable and exhilarating guitar pop album.
Formed just over eighteen months ago, The History Of Apple Pie line up is centered around the songwriting partnership of Stephanie Min (Vocals) and Jerome Watson (Guitar) together with Kelly Owens (Bass), James Thomas (Drums) and Aslam Ghauri (Guitar). A truly great and exciting live band, they quickly built up an ever growing fanbase of critics, punters and fellow musicians alike.
They've already played over seventy shows both here and in Europe including numerous festival spots, a sold-out show for HMV's Next Big Thing, The Roundhouse Rising, main support for both The Drums and Male Bonding and being hand-picked by Graham Coxon to support him at his recent London show. As well as the aforementioned three sold out singles, they also released a split 12" with the similarly-inclined talents of Gross Magic, Novella and Echo Lake over summer 2012.
UK Live Dates:
01 Inside Out, Darlington (free)
02 Victoria Inn, Derby
04 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
05 Art School, Glasgow
06 Dog & Parrot, Newcastle
07 The Compass, Chester
08 The Cockpit, Leeds
09 West End Centre, Aldershot
11 Bodega, Nottingham
12 Undertone, Cardiff
13 Joiners, Southampton
14 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
15 Green Door Store, Brighton
16 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth (free)
17 U/S @ The Thekla, Bristol