Artist Highlight - Ape War
There are so many talented musicians in Vancouver and we wanted to highlight as many of them as we can! Crack a cold one and blast some Ape War!
1: Describe your sound for those who haven’t heard you?
We're gentle folks making gentle music. Except it's loud and fast, and disruptive to a-holes. Tunes and vibes for the not too-cool-for-school. Just want to share our love for a fun show and hopefully get y'all through the week feeling decent, with a garbage plate of slightly weird punk / crossover / hardcore / doom. Give you that little confidence boost that'll help you say "sorry I'm not available," when you're asked to do overtime because of some BS.
2: One of your memories of being in the Vancouver music scene?
When I think memories of our scene here, i think of the underground venues that have been shut down, those places were as important as the bands. Like Zoo Zhop, Sugar Refinery, CBDBs, 333... And I think there's another wave of these venues popping up again that are great for bands like ours that don't really 100% fit in. Those venues and the people who ran them, not to rake in $$$ but to support local music are easily as important as the bands.
3: Who is one of your favourite local bands?
Just one? There's so many! We've recently shared the floor with some amazing outfits. You MUST check out Danes, Roach McGuirk, BOG, Hab!t, Balkan, Organoizes, Dissemination...I feel like there is so much good stuff coming out these days
4: Whats coming up for you?
We have an album's worth of tracks we really need to record, so that's what we're planning right now. We also have a fresh batch of designs for merch that should be ready by the time we emerge from winter.
5: Where can people find you? What are your social media links?