Apricot Rail’s much anticipated sophomore album Quarrels is now available for CD pre-order from the Hidden Shoal Store. All pre-orders come with an immediate FLAC or Mp3 download of the album and a beautiful extended digital booklet is also available for download.
Almost four years after the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut album, Perth-based multi-instrumental pop sextet Apricot Rail return with their sophomore album Quarrels, which features the singles ‘Basket Press’ and ‘Surry Hills’. A foray into more experimental territory, Quarrels features lusher, denser instrumentation, is rich in ideas yet toys with new levels of restraint. The band’s trademark harmonic guitar passages and syncopation sit beneath languid brass and woodwind, balanced by glitchy electronica, dramatic crescendos and opium-infused oriental explorations; slow, meandering waltzes give way to moments of ethereal lightness and beauty. This music transcends fads and trends to appeal to anyone drawn to beautiful, supple songcraft.
Apricot Rail – ‘Running With an Egg on a Spoon’