TRACK OF THE DAY (2) – APACHE DARLING – ‘Firebird’

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Since we introduced Apache Darling last summer by way of their debut single ‘More Than Me’ they appear to have gone from strength to strength. They’ve picked up praise and support from the likes of  BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio and The Scotsman ( for clarity that’s the newspaper, not the weird puce-faced chap who sits in Birkenhead Park, berating the clouds whilst wearing a kilt and very little else) they’ve supported Zola Jesus, had a fairly packed gig diary and have picked up admirers way beyond their native Glasgow.  Their latest song ‘Firebird’ is a darker, moodier and even more accomplished affair than their debut. Andrew Black’s atmospheric throbbing synth flourishes suggest he could well be in the thrall of ‘New Gold Dream’ era Simple Minds, as he drives the tune forward allowing Stefanie Lawrence’s powerfully majestic vocals to soar and weave their magic.  Once again Apache Darling show more promise than..  erm… something that’s very promising indeed.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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