Somerset alt rockers Apherium have just released their new EP ‘Embrace The Fall That Brought Us Here’ in February 2016, recorded with legendary record producer and sound engineer John Mitchell, whose previously worked with the likes of YouMeAtSix, Lower Than Atlantis and Enter Shikari at Outhouse Studios.
It’s a storming three track bruiser of an EP, consisting of “Resolve”, “Embrace” and “Ever Present”. “Ever Present” embodies the slick professional sound you’d hope for, but without losing the emotion of the track. In Larry Turner, Apherium have an exceptional frontman, and nothing less would do given the excellent musicianship present within the rest of the band.
“Resolve” retains a melodic sound, but it starts of at a cracking pace. In some ways Turner’s delivery is a sublime 36 Crazyfists which is no mean feat, and the guitar riff is absolutely superb. With the line “I finally feel alive”, it’s easy to see how the name of the song came about. There’s a steely determination about it.
“Embrace” is a grand track with some mean tight guitar work by Ross Derby and Callum Shortland intertwined with Ashley Jones on drums. Embrace is quite frankly a beautiful punchy song and is a resounding testament as to why Apherium stand head and shoulders above so many other bands. How “Embrace” hasn’t been given substantial airplay on Radio 1 etc is a mystery, but one that is soon to be resolved.