A year into their fledgling career, The History Of Apple Pie have grown up in warp-speed like the weird and engaging plants in David Attenborough docs. Updating the stoned collegiate guitar aesthetic of their heroes - Sonic Youth, Radiohead and Blur - the London fivepiece have brushed up. We’re speaking figuratively, of course, and while they’ve lost none of their scruffy appeal (these lot are destined get run-over in a state of huge-headphone nirvana), they’ve slotted effortlessly into their role as pro caterers of melody and fuzz.
“Born out of thedream mélange of melody and noise as pioneered by Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine…
The History of Apple Pie are giving bands a good name” - Guardian Band of The Day
‘A mesmerizing live band’ – Loud &Quiet
Centered around the songwriting (and romantic) partnership of lead guitarist Jerome Watson and singer Stephanie Min, the band spent last year racing round the UK as main support on tour for both The Drums and Male Bonding, and blowing apart festival crowds at Field Day, 1234, SWN and Amsterdam’s London Calling. Their songs, a high school locker-full of big tunes, are self-described as ‘hypothetical, sugar-coated situations’ and made pretty much the perfect accompaniment to the summer haze. Of these, indie breeze-outs ‘You’re So Cool’ and ‘Mallory’ [Roundtable] were released as singles, both of which promptly sold out. Accompanied with coy videos, beamed in from a confectionary other-world under waves of magnetic distortion, these were followed-up in December with a split 12" with the similarly inclined talents of Gross Magic, Novella and Echo Lake [Marshall Teller].
This year is busier still. Having long been on the rolodexes of UK taste-makers, they featured as one of The Fly magazine's Ones to Watch 2012 before playing a sold-out show for HMV’s Next Big Thing, the Roundhouse’s ‘Roundhouse Rising’, jetting off to Rome, Tanned Tin in Spain, the ‘notorious industry fest’ Eurosonic Noorderslaagin Groningen, Holland and being hand-picked by Graham Coxon to support him at HMV Forum.
Tracklist: "Do it Wrong" and "Long Way To Go"
Comes on colour vinyl.