-Interview- After Apollo (3/20/18)

After Apollo talks about the current state of Pop Punk, the Tennessee music scene and much more.


From: Manchester, TN
Sounds like: Pop Punk

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “After Apollo" and is there any meaning behind it?

We all started playing music at an early age. Through high school, a benefit show and a Yik Yak ad, the After Apollo members found their way to playing with each other. The name After Apollo was decided upon through a group effort. The band name does not have much meaning, but it has a lot of meaning to us.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to know that pop punk is very much alive and we want to make a personal connection with people and for them to relate to our lyrics.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Heavy hitter old school pop punk with a new age twist while paying homage to the bands that came before us.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Seaway, Capstan, Neck Deep!! All of these groups have unique and awesome sounds and we would absolutely love to share the stage with them!

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Colour Blind – Seaway, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket – Blink 182, Soundtrack to Detroit Rock City.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Pop Punk?

It’s alive and well, it’s back on the rise. We are so excited to be a part of it!

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Tennessee both locally and state wide?

Locally it could be a lot better. But statewide, we’ve got music city. There’s no genre that doesn’t fit TN between Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

We greatly encourage supporting artist by purchasing their content, but we also appreciate anyone listening to our music in any way possible.

9. What’s next for After Apollo?

Hitting the studio, lots of new shows, dropping another EP and possible full length by the end of the year. We want to keep making great friends and connections all over and keep playing the music we love for people that love it!

10. Any shoutouts?

Huge shoutout to our boys in Capstan and Heartstrings! We love playing shows with those guys! Our home venue of Cloud Springs Deli in Ringgold, GA and that Deli man George (owner of the deli) for supporting and loving local music. Of course a shout out to our crew and family for the constant support. The Pillsner Brewing Company for fueling creativity at a reasonable price and Schecter Guitars (After Apollo only uses Schecter). [After Apollo is not affiliated with any entities mentioned we just really like em].