Apache Medicine Man
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Apache Medicine Man

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
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""Breaking Tides Live" YouTube review"

Apache has a tendency to engage you in your shoes, blow your mind and make you sway from side to side in a romantic musical trance. You have been warned. Please note: I am not their official photographer/groupie, just a female ninja, with warm socks and a fantastic smile/presence. - Jen Shyn


"Apache Medicine Man Q & A"

Name/Band:
"Tigran - Apache Medicine Man."

Define your genre in five words or less:
"Psychedelic, blues, rock, dirt machine!"

Someone walks past as you're playing; they get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?
"Have you ever heard of the brown note? The note that makes you spontaneously soil your pantaloons? Well, I think the band playing inside just played the white note, because I just creamed."

How long have you been gigging and writing?
"In this current incarnation of Apache Medicine Man, about a year."

What's been your favourite gig you've played to date?
"The John Curtin Bandroom in March. We'd put together a killer lineup of our favourite blues bands, COAL opening with an acoustic set, Jay Howie doing a rare solo set, ourselves of course and my personal favourite, Melbourne blues guitarist Stephen Bowtell. We played to a packed out room, and a seriously revved up crowd ready to explode."

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?
"Even though we would lose, without question it would have to be Floating Me. Probably more for selfish reasons as well as just being able to see them again without having to pay."

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
"Jesus, El Topo and the chain banger from Graveyard Train who wasn't with them when we played together in Geelong on Thursday night."

What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
"Sing and play from the heart, just like it has always been."

Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?
"We're half-way through recording our self-titled EP which should be released in September."

Why should everyone come and see your band?
"To cut loose, check out some big riffs, mad rhythms strung together with a tail of chaos that could go anywhere. We've also been told we cause epic post-fornication after hitting multiple white notes throughout our shows."

When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?
"At The Barwon Club in Geelong Friday July 8, at The Public Bar North Melbourne on Saturday July 9 and at The Brunswick Hotel on Sunday July 10 for their second birthday bash. Riding alongside us will be Queensland blues stompers Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, and Jackson Firebird, need I say more than the name? As well as previously mentioned Stephen Bowtell band. These shows are going to be off the chain." - beat.com.au


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Apache Medicine Man Debut EP
To Be Released October 2011

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All Enquiries
E-apachemedicineman@gmail.com

Apache Medicine Man are kicking it infused with riffs, big beats, phat bass and haunting harmonies combining classic jams and elements of groove with their trademark guitar work.

“Apache has a tendency to engage you in your shoes, blow your mind and make you sway from side to side in a romantic musical trance. You have been warned. Please note: I am not their official photographer/groupie, just a female ninja, with warm socks and a fantastic smile/presence.” Jen Lau Shynworld.

Imprisoned in a gimp cage in a basement since early 2010, an Apache Medicine Man was born, forced to entertain a harsh dominatrix. The master had a taste for serious riffage, phat grooves, overdriven guitars and the Wild West. After much whipping, sodomy and late nights of torture, the Apache escaped the wrath of the dominatrix and released his new found powers on society.

The Medicine Man live shows have managed to melt many people's faces off and scar the minds of a plethora of innocent bystanders. The infectious hooks, melodies and stage presence forced people to brutally snap their necks, jump off stages, crowd surf and fornicate uncontrollably, leaving a path of hangovers in its midst to the likes that was never seen before.

Playing to capacity venues is no surprise with Apache power. Melbourne institutions such as Yah Yahs, The John Curtin Bandroom, The Evelyn, and the Espy Gershwin Room have been nothing short of amazing. Having won the VU heat of the National Band Campus Comp earlier in 2011 they have been invited to Etihad Stadium to open for the Western Bulldogs AFL match in June before competing at the state finals at the Espy once again.

July saw them team up for a power house of shows across VIC with two Byron Bay Bluesfest artists, newcomers QLD’s, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate and VIC’s own Jackson Firebird. Baptism Of Uzi, StabbieStabbieKillKill, Stephen Bowtell, Passport For Amy and The Charge have all been lucky enough to also grace the stage with Medicinal goodness.

Apache will rock you so fiercely that it could curdle your grandmother’s stomach juices as she knits your jumpsuit to wear at your next school disco. Apache Medicine Man, it’s under “A” in God’s iPod.