This week’s ‘Amped artist’ is Australian three-piece alternative rock band Ape BC. All Axess is exclusively premiering the video to their latest single ‘Change Agent.’ Be the first to see it below.
Since forming in Sydney, Austalia in 2010, Ape BC has released two strong EPs and performed alongside many of Australia’s and the U.K.’s most respected alternative bands. Ape BC’s use of full-blown heavy riffs, fused with huge melodies and powerful vocal hooks give the band a massive live sound and has seen them amass a loyal fan base Australia wide.
Ape BC wasted no time, offering up their first EP ‘Pre Mortem’ in 2010, a mere three months after forming. The groups second EP, 2011s ‘Vasive’ came just six months later and featured a daring re-worked version of the Nine Inch Nails track ‘Closer.’
By late 2011 early 2012, drummer Craig Monika was recruited to another rock outfit Thousand Needles In Red, for a 3 month national tour. This freed up time for guitarist/vocalist Mike Hayes and bassist Rick Thomas, who began concentrating on writing Ape BC’s debut full-length album. Set for release at the end of 2012, the new album is shaping up to be one of the must have alternative rock albums of the year.
During his absence from Ape BC, Monika had a chance backstage encounter with renowned surf photographer and Music Video/Film editor Luke Sorensen (Suicidal Tendencies, Biohazard, and Un-Written Law), who after a few beers, agreed to help create the video for Ape BC’s single ‘Change Agent.’ Sorensen’s vast use of color and manic screen shots ensured that the end result was nothing short of world class.
In these uncertain times where only the hardworking and persistent survive, Ape BC are standing strong.
Ape BC’s influences:
Björk, Dead Letter Circus, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ennio Morricone, Faith No More, Glassjaw, Incubus, Isis, Karnivool, Kings Of Leon, The Mars Volta, Melvins, Mr Bungle, Portishead, Sigur Rós, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Soundgarden, System Of A Down, Metallica-pre Black Album, NIN