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New Music: APRE detail their shared influences

We spoke to the alternative pop duo about making music together.

Meeting at Ealing Chess Club, Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny bonded over a shared loved of mid-noughties indie and decided to start making music together.

Rehearsing in the back room of the aforementioned chess club, the duo became increasingly confident in their musical output, putting out a series of independently released tracks online throughout 2018, quickly building a dedicated following.

The attention APRE received caught the ears of major label Polydor (The 1975, Years & Years, Sam Fender) who quickly signed them up to record and release what is sure to be a hotly anticipated debut record.

Filmed during festival season, in this interview the band give fans the lowdown on their shared musical influences, what it’s like writing music as a partnership, and what fans can expect from them in the future.

Catch APRE at the following shows:

25 September 2019 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
26 September 2019 – Bodega Social, Nottingham
27 September 2019 – The Cookie, Leicester
28 September 2019 – Record Junkee, Sheffield
29 September 2019 – The Fulford Arms, York
1 October 2019 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
2 October 2019 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
3 October 2019 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
4 October 2019 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
5 October 2019 – Green Door Store, Brighton
7 October 2019 – Scala, London
8 October 2019 – Louisiana, Bristol
10 October 2019 – Think Tank At Digital, Newcastle Upon Tyne
12 October 2019 – Tenement Trail, Glasgow

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