So what is all the fuss about Waxed Apple!? What is it about this West Country electronica band that is getting them chosen to play on stages from Glastonbury to Hong Kong, and picked to open for bands like LCD Soundsystem, Prefuse 73, and Ozomatli?
They give us something NEW!!! Expect to see typical live formulas get ripped apart. Their exciting and unconventional use of strings, percussion, live samples, heavy beats, and soulful vocals evade media pigeonholes. The big bass, mad electronics, violin, and cello make for the distinctive sound that is Waxed Apple. It has been described as combining the riotous energy of the Prodigy with the groove of Daft Punk and the depth of Death in Vegas.
Originally all from the West Country UK, the band met whilst working in a recording studio in Brighton three years ago. As well as whipping up a storm throughout their adopted hometown of Brighton, recent gigs have included:
Rockit 2003 & 2004 (Hong Kong festival)
Glastonbury 2004 (UK festival)
GuilFest 2004 (UK festival)
Beautiful Days 2004 (UK festival)
Cargo (London club)
Postgarage (Austrian club)