James Apollo isn't your normal, tortured-by-romance style songwriting.
"I got tired of pretty… pretty is a lonely man on a stool. Pretty is sad and stark. I wasn't sad. I was angry."
Using the singer-songwriter template as an outlet for his anger, Apollo set about piecing together new album 'Angelorum'.
Tragically, the first batch of sessions were lost in a fire which rampaged through Minneapolis's Underwood Studios.
Upping sticks, James Apollo then moved to Tucker Martine's Flora Recorders in Portland, Oregon to focus anew.
Recruiting members of his backing band, the process was imbued by a renewed urgency. Taking some advice from no less a source as Damien Jurado, with the full version of new album 'Angelorum' due to emerge on May 12th.
Ahead of this, Clash is able to premiere the video for 'Spinnin'. Strident, passionate songwriting delivered with a full throat and a belly full of fury, the track is given visual rendering by director Jason Affolder.
Watch it now.
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'Angelorum' is set to be released on May 12th.
James Apollo is set to play the following shows:
26 Sheffield The Shakespeare
29 London The Slaughtered Lamb
30 Oxford Cafe Tarifa
1 Bristol Stag & Hounds