Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Benjamin Dowd Sam Reale Rowan Mullett Treloar James Toohey


Bio

Hot on the tail of their debut single ‘Seven’ late last year, Melbourne four-piece APES came to the attention of Triple J, and more recently some serious UK love from Radio BBC1. A mix of searing garage-rock and stamp-your-feet-shout-out-loud choruses are set to put APES firmly on the map both home and abroad. Led by vocalist and guitarist Benjamin Dowd the APES sound is one that owes as much to the indie punk bombast of the Hives as it does the moody atmospherics of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and to the halcyon years of Australia's illustrious rock'n'roll and garage/punk past. Combining an ear for scrappy, rough and ready melodies with strong hooks (and those can't forget 'em choruses) APES stamp the sound as their own. Having played shows around the country with likes of The Datsuns, Dune Rats and Yacht Club DJs, APES high energy driven live show landed them spots on 2013's Big Day Out and Groovin The Moo Festivals. The band’s debut EP, produced by Malcolm Besley (Northeast Party House, Millions, Snakadaktal), is set for release this June 2013.

Unearthed in 2013

Big Day Out

02 Dec 2012

Winner

APES

APES

Congratulations to our 2013 Big Day Out winners!

hey'll each be opening the festival in their state, make sure you get down there early and check 'em out.

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Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

02 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

hell yes i WILL learn to count with Apes - Seven is a hell of a track!

hell yes i WILL learn to count with Apes - Seven is a hell of a track!

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

02 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

It's been a while since counting was this fun! It's got the attack of a punk track, the 'don't give a fuck' swagger of rock, and the mean hooks to ensnare too. Winner

It's been a while since counting was this fun! It's got the attack of a punk track, the 'don't give a fuck' swagger of rock, and the mean hooks to ensnare too. Winner

Review

Reviewed by Linda Marigliano Linda Mari...

03 Jun 2013

Triple J
30

Brash, bold, playful. I like the vocal screech explosions and love the Josh Homme style softer moments.

Brash, bold, playful. I like the vocal screech explosions and love the Josh Homme style softer moments.