Cardiff alt-rockers Calling Apollo have just announced a few shows for November as well as playing Celtic Mosh festival! We wanted to find out more about the world of Calling Apollo so asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Emotion Sickness by Silverchair.
Best rider you’ve had?
Riders? Where we play, we don’t get riders!
Craziest moment in the band?
We don’t mean to sound mean, but any band that has played Pwllheli in North Wales will understand.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Every line in our next single, Tiny Things. It’s a hard one to really listen to.
Easiest song you wrote?
Probably The Wars. We played it from start to finish completely improvised. That one take was the perfect structure and then we just added everything on top.
Favourite song in your set.
I’d say Clone City, but we all have our favourites.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
It could only be Dave Grohl. He can just do everything for us.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Time constraints. If only we could always do this.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Zak get’s crumpets delivered to him in work. Daily.
Jokes you have in the band?
Excuse me, where is Scottish?
Key to writing a song?
You need to know what kind of song you want to write before starting. If a song starts to feel like it’s going into something else, that’s probably bad. Sometimes you need to discipline yourself.
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
Cardiff to Bolton with 20mph traffic for 2 hours.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Probably Public Service Broadcasting.
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
East Side US.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Chance makes a plaything of a man’s life.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
The Great Depression is us exploring the political attitudes of the US in the 1920s and how they mirror the attitudes in the UK today.
See us live at?
Celtic Mosh, Ebbw Vale EVI November 18th.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
No. There are so many tools to write now and every year new sounds are inspiring. You have your head in the sand if you believe that.
Just unusual personalities.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
It would be great to play House of Cards with a full string piece.
What do your fans mean to you?
They would mean the world if we had any, ha!
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Not yet, but it will happen.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zak. For a drummer, he has no concept of time. Sorry Zak.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
A giraffe when it’s bending down with it’s awkward knees, trying to drink water.