St. Albans five-piece APEX release indie-pop anthem “FALLING”.
The picturesque Hertfordshire town of St Albans has given rise to many an influential band over the years – Friendly Fires, Enter Shikari and The Zombies, to name three – and the indie-pop five-piece APEX looks to be its latest benefaction to the music industry. Alex White, Ben Collins and Jacob Trigg founded APEX last year, with Chris Thomas and Max Hood joining shortly after completing their studies. Their latest single, “FALLING”, was recorded just before lockdown, its ignorant bliss of what was to come in the next few months palpable in the optimistic, carefree tone that APEX have taken in the songwriting. This makes for a refreshingly upbeat account of falling for somebody, taking the form of an indie-pop smash inspired by the likes of Peace and Foals.
The band have been keeping themselves busy over lockdown by filming covers for Instagram, painting guitar bodies and recording acoustic versions of their own songs. Max Hood (bassist and backing vocalist) explains APEX’s attitude towards keeping busy; “When we are not working we are all putting everything in APEX, from writing new guitar licks to recording out of garages, to belting out our tunes to 10 people in a pub on a Tuesday night”. Taking the DIY approach is no easy feat, especially in times like these, but APEX’s work ethic is commendable and surely secures them a bright future as a band.
Be sure to keep up with APEX’s future endeavours on social media – you won’t want to miss a beat.