Band’s have always thought up ridiculously confusing names to try and make our heads spin. Women, who were a bunch of hairy men; Dinosaur Jr, were not that scaly close up; and Dolly Mixture, did not taste that nice. A new one to add to the mix are The History of Apple Pie who, funnily enough, won’t be able to tell you anything about the history of apple pie or any other dessert while we’re at it. What they can do is make amazing 90s slacker music with a pop twist and that’s not something to be looked down on although knowing the history of apple pie would still be pretty impressive.
Led by Stephanie Min on vocals the band includes Jerome Watson, guitar, James Thomas, drums, Aslam Ghauri, guitar and Kelly Owens, bass/vocals. I can’t describe how much I love their previous single ‘Mallory’ and how exhilarated it makes me feel. The softness in Min’s vocals have a warm, soothing quality to them much like Kim Deal or Bilinda Butcher.
The History of Apple Pie begin life early last year with Min and Watson writing songs together in their bedroom and then, wanting to take their music to the next level, recruited the rest of their bandmates. Despite choosing the name Min admits that she doesn’t really like apple pie, which is alright by me. I prefer chocolate fondue.
The band have admitted that they are huge fans of 90s legends Pavement which explains their slacker sound. Despite being under two years old the band have already become a important part of the London gig scene and have released a few singles. Their next single, ‘Do It Wrong’, an unrelenting assault of guitars juxtaposed by Min’s sweet as pie vocals, is out August 6th on Marshall Teller Records. That’s not something that every band can do although knowing the history of apple pie would still be pretty impressive.