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Four-piece Canadian indie rockers Apollo Ghosts stop by Middlesbrough’s Base Camp as part of their UK tour on Thursday 25th August. They’ve recently released a 22-song epic of an album named Pink Tiger, which is an intimate home recorded acoustic-based cycle that grapples with loss, illness, death and memory.

Having first formed in 2008, the band quickly became a key part of Vancouver’s bustling underground music scene, before taking a six year hiatus in 2013. Their celebrated comeback has seen them release their most ambitious project yet. The double album was written in the three years since their return, and is split into two distinct sides. The first half deals with grief and loss to a soundtrack of acoustic melody and piano, whereas the second act packs in energetic guitar rock and catchier melodies. This versatility bodes well for the band’s live shows, and their Middlesbrough date also sees Hartlepool’s slacker pop star James Leonard Hewitson return to Base Camp, this time flying solo with an energetic and thought provoking set. The stacked line-up also finds room for Teesside’s Sorry Escalator to round off the evening with dreamy rock, chiming guitars and pure pop melodies.

Apollo Ghosts, James Leonard Hewitson and Sorry Escalator play Base Camp, Middlesbrough on Thursday 25th August.


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