Apollo Heights

Apollo Heights

BandAlternativeRock

Apollo Heights is black music for the future. Electronic sounds cut with heavy guitars and breath-taking melodies. It's genre defying, it's huge sound, it's thick beats rich with flavor.

Biography

If you ever stepped outside your head and listened to anything you’ll know that you hear more than you thought you did. This is the pure nature of Apollo Heights. They are the bridge between soul and so called alternative music. Rising from the ashes of the seminal rock group The Veldt (Chapel Hill/Raleigh, N.C.) Danny and identical twin brother Daniel Chavis formed Apollo Heights in New York City’s Lower East Side in 2002. With nothing more than couple of guitars and a drum machine, they took their sonic alchemy assault to the Lower East Side night club scene. After numerous line up changes, the band recruited bassist and programmer Hayato Nakao straight from Japan, and guitarist and experimental music innovator, Honeychild. Apollo Heights is loud, exploring color, space and sensuality, beat driven melodies with rhythmic and dynamic tension. Daniel’s falsetto R n B styled vocals cast a contrast upon the wall of sound created by Danny’s strong rock n’ roll guitar and Hayato’s pounding and licentious beats. Far from predictable, Apollo Heights flips hip hop programming on its head to make use of the guitar driven feed-back, adding a down south flavor all its own. Influences range from Curtis Mayfield to The Cocteau Twins, Sly and Jimi to Bjork, and pretty much all inbetween. Apollo Heights have appeared on stage with Oasis, The Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and most recently completed a U.S. tour with TV on the Radio.