Apache Rose glistens with late 90’s indie rock brevity, lyrics that aren’t too dumb or all too smart, but drive home the point that this group has something to say. “Cabin Fever” is a mix of good times and dark thoughts, questions of what is right and what is wrong in a world of subjective pleasure.
The easy does it boogie stays consistent on the four minutes this track contains, and that breakdown half way though? Wicked good stuff. Take a listen to the song below and let us know your thoughts.
“Apache Rose has always been more of a solo project with a cast of musicians helping me record. But over time I have become more confident in handling the recording instrument- and production-wise. In fact 4 out of 10 songs on the debut album “Attention!” were all recorded and co-produced by myself on all instruments except drums. And it’s hard to bring everyone in to another country. I’ve brought in Anton Boyko, the producer of first album, and he’s magic. So I’ll manage.”
Ilya Novokhatskiy, the guy behind this hard rock swelter is a knowledgeable musician who is consistent with his shortcomings and strengths as an artist. After all, this is a band that was exiled, and to bounce back with a song as fun as “Apache Rose” is quite an achievement in of itself.
The only downside comes in the form of vocal work, that while good, lacks a bit of thunder and overlaid chorus kinda sounds. A few adlibs in the background would do the group wonders and with new music on the way, I certainly hope they mix up their sound a bit. After all, this group has a lot of potential.
If you wish you could go back to the nineties and hear authentic hellbent head for the hills grunge, these are the guys to give a listen.