‘Borderlines’ — Apollo Junction — Single review

Back in July, we had the privilege of interviewing massive Yorkshire rockers, Apollo Junction. Today, they return to bequeath us with their storming new single, ‘Borderlines’. It’s the third instalment from their upcoming sophomore album, and it’s a belter.

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The thunderous riffery and hard-hitting drums that Apollo Junction’s known for is laced with those familiar ‘90s Britpop and New Romantic styles and hooks here, too. It’s hardly any wonder they get regular radio airtime and feature in major Spotify rock playlists. 

‘Borderlines’ is a powerful yet melodic piece, with delicate piano keys underpinning the chords. From verse to bridge, the solid beat feels as though it’s about to explode — and, the minute the chorus rumbles in, it really does. If indie-rock is your bag, this absolute banger has a crucial place in your library. It’s yet another cleverly crafted piece that cements their place within the Leeds music scene. What’s more, the searing guitar solo towards the end of this fierce tune will win you over, if you weren’t already sold.

After a few spins of ‘Borderlines’, you feel its anthemic nature. Instead of resting on their laurels during lockdown, Apollo Junction worked hard on new material. They made sure they were back in the studio and safely filming the angsty monochrome video for the single as soon as it was possible. 

Not only will they be supporting Kaiser Chiefs at The Piece Hall next year, they’ve announced a whopper of a headline hometown show at Leeds’ Warehouse next March as well. Big things are coming for the band, and this is a big track to sink your teeth into.

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Watch the full ‘Borderlines’ video now. For more info about the band and to listen to their back catalogue, head to their website or play their songs via Spotify.

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