They may have been recorded out the back of Ealing chess club or in the front room of Brown’s nan’s place, but APRE’s songs sparkle like a well-polished gem. Synths glisten like rays of light on a pool of water; bass lines slink in and out; a gentle cascade of guitar will wash over a crisp, irresistible beat as Brown’s vocals find the sweet spot between soulful, wistful and empathetic. And all that delivered within pristine, intelligent pop songs. Pop songs with brains, heart and laser-guided melodies.
Part of what makes APRE so special is that there’s more to them than just good songs. Each APRE release is its own self-contained universe where everything matters and nothing is throwaway. From the thematic threads that tie the songs on each EP together to the subtle visual clues in the artwork and videos, right down to the clothes they wear on stage - like with any great band, to listen to APRE is to immerse yourself fully in their world. The door to APRE’s world is open. All you need to do is walk through it.