Hailing from Santa Ana, this Jazz and hip-hop quintet are sounding big and bold in their glorious new LP – titled Wanted!. Loaded with authenticity and raw energy, the arrangements are at times ferocious and at large, cinematic in its nature. Creating within a genre that can sometimes involve jumping on trends, Apollo Bebop are forever innovating.
Standouts include ‘Where Am I Going With This’ and ‘Dangerous (Watch Out)’, but the body of work is pieced together with a great deal of care. The self-taught band say they “find opportunity within their mistakes”, yet we’re sure that we have not found or heard any in their back-catalogue. Lacking any filler and boasting only killer beats, bars and brass, ‘Wanted!’ is the new bar-setter – so watch out!