Music interview: Apollo Junction

Apollo Junction
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“WE have a list that we’re ticking off,” reveals Jamie Williamson, singer with Leeds band Apollo Junction.

“We’ve always wanted to play festivals and this summer we’re getting out doing that on some really cool line-ups.

“We also wanted to get played on the BBC and we’ve been played on BBC Introducing, Radio 2 and 6 Music.

“We’ve been in The Sun and the Daily Mirror the other week. They’re things which people said bands couldn’t do unless they had massive team behind them. We’ve DIY-ed our way into these things.”

Blood On Their Hands, the indie-pop quintet’s new single is out now. An EP, called II, is due to follow later in June.

Williamson says the band have been working hard on new material following the radioplay success of their 2014 single If I Fell. He describes it as “totally different with a heavier beat style” yet he insists Apollo Junction remain a pop group at heart. “A lot of people say pop is a dirty word but in the end we write songs that we enjoy. The people we are into are some of the biggest bands of all time – The Beatles, Oasis, Pulp.”

The band play at Apollo festival in York on June 27, Oakwell festival on July 12 and Yorfest on September 26. They will also be playing at Oxjam at Leeds University venue Stylus on October 17.

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