Alternative production duo APRE are setting off on tour next week! Check out what members Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny had to say about what inspired them in the first place…
Who is your biggest influence?
Each other. In the studio we vibe off each other until the song feels complete, having two very different takes on music in one room creates a unique set of influences for our music to spring from.
What was your first gig?
Charlie’s was the Wombats at Brixton Academy where he got crushed and had to leave, Jules’s was a much calmer affair seeing Elbow at Wembley Arena.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
We have always loved Bon Iver and Tame Impala, sonically and production wise they are our faves.
What should people expect at one of your gigs?
High energy dad dancing sums it up.
Describe your style in three words?
Wonky, weird and wonderful
What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Mine (Jules) would have to be LCD Soundsystem, I’ve never seen a whole field dance like that! Charlie’s would have to be Bon Iver at Wembley arena as the sound and stage production was ridiculous.
What music icons inspire your sound today?
I think our production takes a lot from artists like Tame Impala and Foals, where the wonky elements really help to give the music it’s own character.
What music did you listen to growing up?
I (Jules) was brought up on Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel as my dad was a massive fan, Charlie basically listened only to Led Zeppelin until he was 16 because he then found Foals.
One record you would keep forever?
Jules: Peter Gabriel – SO
Charlie: The Beatles – Abbey Road
A song you wish you had written?
Beautiful Day – U2
What was the last piece of music you bought?
I (Jules) bought hounds of love by Kate bush on original vinyl the other day, it’s missing the last three songs for some reason but it sounds great anyway. Charlie’s last piece of music he bought was funnily enough our latest EP on iTunes.
4 songs you can’t stop listening to right now?
“Hypersonic Missiles” – Sam Fender
“Started Out” – Georgia
“Not Done Yet” – Sticky Fingers
“Heave Ho” – Ben Howard
Check out APRE’s latest music video for their current single, “Gap Year 2008” below:
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