Monday, 15 August 2016

Video: Ape Rising - King of the Universe

Ape Rising King of the Universe

Ape Rising - King of the Universe

Info: Only a few days ago the 5-piece synth space-rock machine from Cavan, Athboy and Maynooth known as Ape Rising released their self-produced debut single 'King Of The Universe'. A song inspired by a daydream in which International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield witnesses the end of the world from space. The Cavan, Athboy & Maynooth act, formerly The Radioactive Grandma will release the single online for sale from the 26th of August to coincide with a launch gig at The Workmans Club in Dublin. Supporting them on the night will be Travis Oaks, Megacone and Griffo from New Secret Weapon.

An electronic drum beat and thick acoustic guitar intro lead straight into a powerful indie-rock & synth-fused sequence you might expect from early Wild Beasts or Maximo Park. The slow build up toward their heavier sound after the break just before the two-minute mark grabs the listener and packs a punch that is raucous and air-punching. The video itself is wonderfully unique and gave me a flood of memories of childhood dot matrix graphics on the auld Amstrad! The launch night on the 26th of August should be one to remember given the sound on offer here and the quality of the other acts on the roster.

Ape Rising The Workmans Club Travis Oaks Griffo New Secret Weapon

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