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Apollo SteamTrain - Single Review: Brain Bell Jangler

16 Feb 2018 // A review by Andrew Smit

Brain Bell Jangler is a very likeable track full of ripping harmonic guitar strains that heave along to a rock steady rhythm providing a superb foundation for the very catchy vocal tones from lead singer Brendan McCarthy.

Apollo SteamTrain are a traditional 3-piece rock Guitar/Bass/Drum ensemble that have produced a killer track with such a crisp guitar sound that bursts with melodic sparkles that combine beautifully with the very Beatle-esque vocal performance. The singing zips along and is joined by flawless multiple harmonies that raise the pre-chorus and chorus vibe impeccably. The song has a very positive and upbeat feel, and the glorious guitar solo is a perfect burst of guitar paradise.

The feel-good vibe is sustained through the whole song and it really does makes you feel good. There is no doubt Brain Bell Jangler would be a popular high-octane song performed live, but they have captured it brilliantly and although the recording is quite clean and crisp it retains enough grit and raw feel to come across as an energetic and cheerful rock classic.


Review written by Andrew Smit

 

About Apollo SteamTrain

Apollo SteamTrain are a four-piece juggernaut of a band with their roots planted firmly in the British rock scene.

Featuring Les Robinson, formerly of Taranaki legends The Nod on guitar, the well traveled Ian Clark on bass, alongside James Bos on drums, formerly of Nine Mile Stone in the engine room, the rhythm section delivers a powerful platform from which singer/guitarist Brendan McCarthy then builds his hook infused rock ‘n’ roll tales.

Apollo SteamTrain have toured extensively around the Shaky Isles from their base in Tauranga and have a deal in place with Songbroker which has seen their tracks synced on several high profile TV shows including Shortland Street and Filthy Rich.

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