This is an album we have been waiting for eagerly for some time now. Since being introduced to Alice Springs duo Apakatjah up in Darwin last year, we have been captivated and endeared by their fiery talent and musicality that is only just being introduced to audiences outside the Top End.
A successful introduction to the east coast via BIGSOUND 2016 ignited a new spark for Dion Forrester and Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan which has since spurred on many fruitful opportunities; perhaps the most recent/notable being their support slot backing Midnight Oil in Alice later this year.
Today, we bring you their debut album, In Between – a brilliant culmination of some inspired songwriting and rapid-fire musical arrangement, much of which hadn’t been recorded or played live backed by a full band previously.
The music on record matches the intensity of Apakatjah’s live performance; the vocal richness stems from the duo’s extensive history performing as an acoustic act, where this element of their artistry remained a prominent feature, but now with this fully fleshed out instrumentation driving it, both Dion and Jonathan’s presence has been expanded further.
In Between is out through CAAMA Music Studios – take a listen to the stream below and head here to find out more!
Apakatjah launch In Between tonight at Alice Springs’ Monte’s Lounge from 8pm.
They also support Midnight Oil at ANZAC Oval in Alice Springs on October 2nd.