26 Sep 2018

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Tauranga pop/rock band Apollo SteamTrain are pleased to announce the release of their new single Brain Bell Jangler.

Brain Bell Jangler is the first offering from a collaboration with international producer Greg Haver. Recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland and mixed by Tui Award winning UK based Engineer Clint Murphy, the track is a combination of catchy guitar hook and vocal melodies, layered over hard hitting drums that take the listener on a no nonsense sonic journey.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Apollo SteamTrain on their new recordings and helping them forge a vision for Brendan’s songs. Their determination to keep the band’s music moving forward is inspiring” – Greg Haver

Written by front man, Brendan McCarthy, the track is inspired by his formative musical and partying years in Dunedin, where he was developing a sense of himself. The “Brain Bell Jangler” is the voice that exists in all of us, always pushing us to not settle for second best and to get out there, enjoy life and fulfill our dreams.

“Motivation is often the underlying theme for the lyrics that I write”, says McCarthy. “ To find where we belong, we just need to listen to our BBJ”.

Apollo SteamTrain was formed in 2016 by singer songwriter Brendan McCarthy, with drummer Les Robinson and Bass Player Ian Clark providing a powerful rhythmic edge. The band plays solid guitar driven melodic rock delivered over a punching rhythm section, dressed with relentlessly catchy vocal melodies.

The band signed a publishing deal with Songbroker on the strength of their first few recordings, with one of the catchy pop rock tracks, The Electric Sun appearing in NZ Television show, Shortland Street.

The release of Brain Bell Jangler will be followed by shows in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Waihi Beach.

The Brain Bell Jangler Tour 2018 

Friday 2 March @ Nivara Lounge, Hamilton 
with DateMonthYear and Stephen Daniell

Saturday 10 March @ Imbibe Bar, Tauranga 
with John Michaelz and Moone

Saturday 24 March @ Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland 
with Ocean Beach and Subscond

Sunday 25 March @ Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi Beach 
with guests

Brain Bell Jangler is available on Spotify, iTunes and all good digital outlets.

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