We’re going #BeyondTheStrait to bring you a band from the UK that deserves to be on your radar – Apple Shakers are an alt-rock duo with a big sound who are known for their unforgettable live shows. Their latest single “Silhouette” is a fuzz-filled garage-rock track with great bursts of energy throughout. We caught up with Apple Shakers to chat about the song, their musical influences, and how they became a band.
From The Strait: Tell us about the new single, “Silhouette”.
Appleshakers: This is our latest single coming with Feels Like Home as a b-side. For us, Silhouette is a step in a different direction especially from our writing perspective. We used a drum machine to lay a foundation down before creating melodies and a chord progression on top.
FTS: How did Apple Shakers become a band?
Appleshakers: After the loss of bassist we decided to show the world, we don’t need one! This is how it started.
FTS: Who were your musical influences growing up, and how do they differ from your current ones?
Appleshakers: “Classic rock was my upbringing and when I got older my taste changed. I became an adult. I don’t know, I just listen to stuff.” says Rory while playing “Tribute – Tenacious D” on Colin’s guitar.
FTS: What do you hope that listeners take away from your music? How do you hope they feel after listening?
Appleshakers: We hope that after listening to our music people come to our shows. Performing is what we love the most.
FTS: What’s one question you wish you were asked in an interview? (And what’s your answer to it?)
Appleshakers: Who’s Colin?
– A friend <3