Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Suggest New Bands and Artists
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - The Apple Zed (U.S.) for Crossover Prog
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

The Apple Zed (U.S.) for Crossover Prog

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Svetonio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2010
Location: Serbia
Status: Offline
Points: 10213
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: The Apple Zed (U.S.) for Crossover Prog
    Posted: December 24 2014 at 12:03
The Apple Zed is a progressive rock band formed in Baltimore, in 2010. Members are James Mattingly (vocals/drums) Eric Michaels (vocals/bass/guitar) Matthew Scarborough (vocals/keys).





released 24 December 2014

Lyrics/Music:
Eric Michaels :: 1/3/5/7/10
Matthew Scarborough :: 2/4/6/8/9

Personnel:
Jim Mattingly :: drums
Eric Michaels :: bass; guitar; vocals (1/3/5/7/10)
Matthew Scarborough :: keyboards; vocals (2/4/6/8/9) 










Edited by Svetonio - December 24 2014 at 20:07
Back to Top
apps79 View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: March 15 2007
Location: .
Status: Offline
Points: 1551
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote apps79 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2014 at 16:21
More like Spock's Beard/Echolyn going Pop to my ears and too accesible to consider it Neo Prog...it sounds more like Prog Pop, anyway, any additional thoughts are welcome.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power,the world will know peace...



listen to www.justincaseradio.com , the first ever Greek Progressive Rock radio
Back to Top
Svetonio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2010
Location: Serbia
Status: Offline
Points: 10213
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 24 2014 at 20:06
Originally posted by apps79 apps79 wrote:

More like Spock's Beard/Echolyn going Pop to my ears and too accesible to consider it Neo Prog...it sounds more like Prog Pop, anyway, any additional thoughts are welcome.
Thank you apps79. I'll change the genre suggestion into crossover.
I don't hear pop, though. Maybe in the first track from above posted youtube videos there's a bit of pop, but other songs don't contain pop at all imo.


Edited by Svetonio - December 24 2014 at 20:25
Back to Top
Evolver View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

Joined: October 22 2005
Location: The Idiocracy
Status: Offline
Points: 5077
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Evolver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2014 at 10:33
Added to the Crossover chart.
Trust me. I know what I'm doing.
Back to Top
Svetonio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2010
Location: Serbia
Status: Offline
Points: 10213
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2014 at 17:19
^ Thumbs Up
Back to Top
O666 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2009
Location: TEHRAN-IRAN
Status: Offline
Points: 2306
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 10:01
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

^ Thumbs Up
Hi. Can you try to suggest "Unto Us" band? In Iran many sites filtered and I can't use sites to find links for this band. I know this is not normal but I believe they (Unto Us) deserve to be in PA. I think you may like this band. Please forgive me Svetonio .  
Back to Top
Svetonio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2010
Location: Serbia
Status: Offline
Points: 10213
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 10:33
Originally posted by O666 O666 wrote:

Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

^ Thumbs Up
Hi. Can you try to suggest "Unto Us" band? In Iran many sites filtered and I can't use sites to find links for this band. I know this is not normal but I believe they (Unto Us) deserve to be in PA. I think you may like this band. Please forgive me Svetonio .  
Sorry O666, but I do not make suggestions of the bands that do not have any albums on full stream online.
Back to Top
yam yam View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 16 2011
Location: Kerberos
Status: Offline
Points: 4604
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 20:13
Unto Us belong here for sure:
 
 
It’s been a long time in the making but Unto Us have finally released their debut album. From swapping band tales to writing miserable lyrics, there’s just no holding these lads back.

When founding vocalist Huw Lloyd-Jones left Also Eden in 2009, he had one firm idea for his next project: to bring the fun back.

“Also Eden had begun to take itself more seriously and brought pressures that hobbies shouldn’t bring,” he explains. “There were pressures to up the level of quality gigs, pressures to do another album quickly... My personal life was also very pressured so there were conflicts with my time and I felt I was better out of it.” A six-month break was all he needed to recharge his creative batteries and start advertising for new bandmates. His ad was spotted by Leopold ‘Lee’ Blu-Sky, whose pop career with New Romantic glam band Viva was part of the short-lived Romo movement of the 1990s.
 
“It was such a traumatic experience that I gave up music for quite some time because I was so burnt out,” Blu-Sky reveals. “When I moved to the Forest of Dean, I decided I was ready to create music again. I originally had a surf punk band in mind but I heard an old prog song on the radio and it really took me back...That’s when I decided I would join a prog band – I knew absolutely nothing of the current scene!”
 
The two musicians met up and got on like magic. Lloyd-Jones, who’s also one of the organisers of Summer’s End Festival, gave his new bassist a crash course in modern progressive music and the pair got stuck into making new sounds. It wasn’t until keyboard player Alex White joined in 2012 that they began work in earnest on their first full-length album.
 
The Human Landscape was launched with an acoustic set at this year’s Summer’s End and was created during two years’ worth of trials and tribulations. Using their own studios, the band structured musical ideas around their elaborate demos which they would completely re-record whenever they had a new idea or member. “We recorded a whole albums’ worth of material with Andy Gelband [who’s now in Colourflow] on guitar but when we parted company and found Tom Ennis, we completely re-recorded the album again,” reveals Lloyd-Jones of just two of the musicians that Unto Us have lost and gained in their relatively short existence. “In the end, we must have recorded about three albums’ worth of material and discarded about another two hours’ worth of finished stuff.  There were some really nice ideas that didn’t quite fit in with the theme of the album so we’ve put them to one side and they’ll probably find their way onto the next album.”
 
Musically, Unto Us have an upbeat sound. Although they don’t go as far as wearing their influences on their sleeves, hints of Porcupine Tree, Genesis, Pink Floyd and even Muse are all audible, so it’s quite surprising to learn that their lyrical inspiration is quite the opposite. “If it’s miserable, I’ll write about it!” Lloyd-Jones deadpans. “I’ll take miserable from anywhere but there are definitely no dragons or elves in any of our songs!” He points to the album’s lyric sheet for a more concise explanation. “I’m a great believer that lyrics should have some semblance of meaning. I’ve never been an ‘I love you and you love me too’ sort of writer, which means that there’s bound to be a personal influence in the lyrics because you can’t write about someone else’s misery unless it’s from an observer’s perspective. This particular album coincided with a bit of a downward spiral in my personal life...” He hesitates before elaborating: “About a third of the way through, my marriage of 20 years disintegrated so there’s quite a lot of that in there. Divorce seems to be a common theme in modern progressive music and I’m not surprised, I mean who’d want to be married to anyone in a prog band?”
 
Lee Blu-Sky interjects: “What I think is quite nice is that Huw can come up with a miserable lyric and put it onto a nice, jolly melody so if you’re not paying attention, you might think that section had a nice feel to it. Meanwhile, he’s singing about the death and destruction of the planet!”
 
There were certainly times when it felt as though The Human Landscape would never be finished but here it is, in all its sepia-tinted glory. Yet its creation proved too much for one member: long-term drummer Dave Roelofs left the band over the summer after relocating to Coventry and finding the lengthy commute just too much of a strain. Cue latest addition Rohan Jordan-Shah, who quite literally made his live debut at Summer’s End. “It was only after he auditioned that he told us he’d never played with any musicians before!” laughs Blu-Sky.
 
Their new drummer is a self-taught classical pianist who had contacted Alex White to help him learn how to read music. However, his background is in progressive and death metal, which could add some interesting nuances to their second album. “I’ll try not to jack up the tempo a bit too much!” laughs Jordan-Shah. “They’ve set me a blank canvas but I’m trying to play a bit more like Dave at the moment because that’s what fits with the album but the next one should be different. I’m used to working with odd time signatures, metric modulation and all that so I think it’ll be a bit of a challenge to shift things in a different way.”
 
Next on the agenda is to start booking gigs for the New Year and they hope to get out onto the continent as well. Then it’s time to knuckle down to album number two. “One of my hopes is that the next one will be more band-orientated,” Huw Lloyd-Jones reveals. “This one has been written from a writer’s perspective rather than a performer’s... it’ll probably have a heavier edge to it as well. If we find an audience for it, then that’s great but if we don’t, it’s a bunch of lads getting together and making music because they enjoy it.”
 
The Human Landscape is out now. Visit www.untous.com to order online.
 
The album was on progstreaming shortly after its release, and the band played at the 2012 and 2013 Summer's End festivals in Gloucestershire UK. I just assumed this addition would have been taken care of via the collab zone...But no - nothing found on progfreak at all just now.
 
 
 
 
Back to Top
Svetonio View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2010
Location: Serbia
Status: Offline
Points: 10213
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2015 at 23:23
^ Thank you Yam Yam.
At Reverbnation they are published one song tiltled These Four Walls  that it's fromThe Human Landscape the album.
A great crossover prog IMO.
Back to Top
O666 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2009
Location: TEHRAN-IRAN
Status: Offline
Points: 2306
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2015 at 11:56
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Unto Us belong here for sure:
 
 
It’s been a long time in the making but Unto Us have finally released their debut album. From swapping band tales to writing miserable lyrics, there’s just no holding these lads back.

When founding vocalist Huw Lloyd-Jones left Also Eden in 2009, he had one firm idea for his next project: to bring the fun back.

“Also Eden had begun to take itself more seriously and brought pressures that hobbies shouldn’t bring,” he explains. “There were pressures to up the level of quality gigs, pressures to do another album quickly... My personal life was also very pressured so there were conflicts with my time and I felt I was better out of it.” A six-month break was all he needed to recharge his creative batteries and start advertising for new bandmates. His ad was spotted by Leopold ‘Lee’ Blu-Sky, whose pop career with New Romantic glam band Viva was part of the short-lived Romo movement of the 1990s.
 
“It was such a traumatic experience that I gave up music for quite some time because I was so burnt out,” Blu-Sky reveals. “When I moved to the Forest of Dean, I decided I was ready to create music again. I originally had a surf punk band in mind but I heard an old prog song on the radio and it really took me back...That’s when I decided I would join a prog band – I knew absolutely nothing of the current scene!”
 
The two musicians met up and got on like magic. Lloyd-Jones, who’s also one of the organisers of Summer’s End Festival, gave his new bassist a crash course in modern progressive music and the pair got stuck into making new sounds. It wasn’t until keyboard player Alex White joined in 2012 that they began work in earnest on their first full-length album.
 
The Human Landscape was launched with an acoustic set at this year’s Summer’s End and was created during two years’ worth of trials and tribulations. Using their own studios, the band structured musical ideas around their elaborate demos which they would completely re-record whenever they had a new idea or member. “We recorded a whole albums’ worth of material with Andy Gelband [who’s now in Colourflow] on guitar but when we parted company and found Tom Ennis, we completely re-recorded the album again,” reveals Lloyd-Jones of just two of the musicians that Unto Us have lost and gained in their relatively short existence. “In the end, we must have recorded about three albums’ worth of material and discarded about another two hours’ worth of finished stuff.  There were some really nice ideas that didn’t quite fit in with the theme of the album so we’ve put them to one side and they’ll probably find their way onto the next album.”
 
Musically, Unto Us have an upbeat sound. Although they don’t go as far as wearing their influences on their sleeves, hints of Porcupine Tree, Genesis, Pink Floyd and even Muse are all audible, so it’s quite surprising to learn that their lyrical inspiration is quite the opposite. “If it’s miserable, I’ll write about it!” Lloyd-Jones deadpans. “I’ll take miserable from anywhere but there are definitely no dragons or elves in any of our songs!” He points to the album’s lyric sheet for a more concise explanation. “I’m a great believer that lyrics should have some semblance of meaning. I’ve never been an ‘I love you and you love me too’ sort of writer, which means that there’s bound to be a personal influence in the lyrics because you can’t write about someone else’s misery unless it’s from an observer’s perspective. This particular album coincided with a bit of a downward spiral in my personal life...” He hesitates before elaborating: “About a third of the way through, my marriage of 20 years disintegrated so there’s quite a lot of that in there. Divorce seems to be a common theme in modern progressive music and I’m not surprised, I mean who’d want to be married to anyone in a prog band?”
 
Lee Blu-Sky interjects: “What I think is quite nice is that Huw can come up with a miserable lyric and put it onto a nice, jolly melody so if you’re not paying attention, you might think that section had a nice feel to it. Meanwhile, he’s singing about the death and destruction of the planet!”
 
There were certainly times when it felt as though The Human Landscape would never be finished but here it is, in all its sepia-tinted glory. Yet its creation proved too much for one member: long-term drummer Dave Roelofs left the band over the summer after relocating to Coventry and finding the lengthy commute just too much of a strain. Cue latest addition Rohan Jordan-Shah, who quite literally made his live debut at Summer’s End. “It was only after he auditioned that he told us he’d never played with any musicians before!” laughs Blu-Sky.
 
Their new drummer is a self-taught classical pianist who had contacted Alex White to help him learn how to read music. However, his background is in progressive and death metal, which could add some interesting nuances to their second album. “I’ll try not to jack up the tempo a bit too much!” laughs Jordan-Shah. “They’ve set me a blank canvas but I’m trying to play a bit more like Dave at the moment because that’s what fits with the album but the next one should be different. I’m used to working with odd time signatures, metric modulation and all that so I think it’ll be a bit of a challenge to shift things in a different way.”
 
Next on the agenda is to start booking gigs for the New Year and they hope to get out onto the continent as well. Then it’s time to knuckle down to album number two. “One of my hopes is that the next one will be more band-orientated,” Huw Lloyd-Jones reveals. “This one has been written from a writer’s perspective rather than a performer’s... it’ll probably have a heavier edge to it as well. If we find an audience for it, then that’s great but if we don’t, it’s a bunch of lads getting together and making music because they enjoy it.”
 
The Human Landscape is out now. Visit www.untous.com to order online.
 
The album was on progstreaming shortly after its release, and the band played at the 2012 and 2013 Summer's End festivals in Gloucestershire UK. I just assumed this addition would have been taken care of via the collab zone...But no - nothing found on progfreak at all just now.
 
 
 
 

Tank you Yam Yam. I like them and I think they are a Prog Rock Band.What is your opinion about them?
Back to Top
O666 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2009
Location: TEHRAN-IRAN
Status: Offline
Points: 2306
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2015 at 11:59
Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

Unto Us belong here for sure:
 
 
It’s been a long time in the making but Unto Us have finally released their debut album. From swapping band tales to writing miserable lyrics, there’s just no holding these lads back.

When founding vocalist Huw Lloyd-Jones left Also Eden in 2009, he had one firm idea for his next project: to bring the fun back.

“Also Eden had begun to take itself more seriously and brought pressures that hobbies shouldn’t bring,” he explains. “There were pressures to up the level of quality gigs, pressures to do another album quickly... My personal life was also very pressured so there were conflicts with my time and I felt I was better out of it.” A six-month break was all he needed to recharge his creative batteries and start advertising for new bandmates. His ad was spotted by Leopold ‘Lee’ Blu-Sky, whose pop career with New Romantic glam band Viva was part of the short-lived Romo movement of the 1990s.
 
“It was such a traumatic experience that I gave up music for quite some time because I was so burnt out,” Blu-Sky reveals. “When I moved to the Forest of Dean, I decided I was ready to create music again. I originally had a surf punk band in mind but I heard an old prog song on the radio and it really took me back...That’s when I decided I would join a prog band – I knew absolutely nothing of the current scene!”
 
The two musicians met up and got on like magic. Lloyd-Jones, who’s also one of the organisers of Summer’s End Festival, gave his new bassist a crash course in modern progressive music and the pair got stuck into making new sounds. It wasn’t until keyboard player Alex White joined in 2012 that they began work in earnest on their first full-length album.
 
The Human Landscape was launched with an acoustic set at this year’s Summer’s End and was created during two years’ worth of trials and tribulations. Using their own studios, the band structured musical ideas around their elaborate demos which they would completely re-record whenever they had a new idea or member. “We recorded a whole albums’ worth of material with Andy Gelband [who’s now in Colourflow] on guitar but when we parted company and found Tom Ennis, we completely re-recorded the album again,” reveals Lloyd-Jones of just two of the musicians that Unto Us have lost and gained in their relatively short existence. “In the end, we must have recorded about three albums’ worth of material and discarded about another two hours’ worth of finished stuff.  There were some really nice ideas that didn’t quite fit in with the theme of the album so we’ve put them to one side and they’ll probably find their way onto the next album.”
 
Musically, Unto Us have an upbeat sound. Although they don’t go as far as wearing their influences on their sleeves, hints of Porcupine Tree, Genesis, Pink Floyd and even Muse are all audible, so it’s quite surprising to learn that their lyrical inspiration is quite the opposite. “If it’s miserable, I’ll write about it!” Lloyd-Jones deadpans. “I’ll take miserable from anywhere but there are definitely no dragons or elves in any of our songs!” He points to the album’s lyric sheet for a more concise explanation. “I’m a great believer that lyrics should have some semblance of meaning. I’ve never been an ‘I love you and you love me too’ sort of writer, which means that there’s bound to be a personal influence in the lyrics because you can’t write about someone else’s misery unless it’s from an observer’s perspective. This particular album coincided with a bit of a downward spiral in my personal life...” He hesitates before elaborating: “About a third of the way through, my marriage of 20 years disintegrated so there’s quite a lot of that in there. Divorce seems to be a common theme in modern progressive music and I’m not surprised, I mean who’d want to be married to anyone in a prog band?”
 
Lee Blu-Sky interjects: “What I think is quite nice is that Huw can come up with a miserable lyric and put it onto a nice, jolly melody so if you’re not paying attention, you might think that section had a nice feel to it. Meanwhile, he’s singing about the death and destruction of the planet!”
 
There were certainly times when it felt as though The Human Landscape would never be finished but here it is, in all its sepia-tinted glory. Yet its creation proved too much for one member: long-term drummer Dave Roelofs left the band over the summer after relocating to Coventry and finding the lengthy commute just too much of a strain. Cue latest addition Rohan Jordan-Shah, who quite literally made his live debut at Summer’s End. “It was only after he auditioned that he told us he’d never played with any musicians before!” laughs Blu-Sky.
 
Their new drummer is a self-taught classical pianist who had contacted Alex White to help him learn how to read music. However, his background is in progressive and death metal, which could add some interesting nuances to their second album. “I’ll try not to jack up the tempo a bit too much!” laughs Jordan-Shah. “They’ve set me a blank canvas but I’m trying to play a bit more like Dave at the moment because that’s what fits with the album but the next one should be different. I’m used to working with odd time signatures, metric modulation and all that so I think it’ll be a bit of a challenge to shift things in a different way.”
 
Next on the agenda is to start booking gigs for the New Year and they hope to get out onto the continent as well. Then it’s time to knuckle down to album number two. “One of my hopes is that the next one will be more band-orientated,” Huw Lloyd-Jones reveals. “This one has been written from a writer’s perspective rather than a performer’s... it’ll probably have a heavier edge to it as well. If we find an audience for it, then that’s great but if we don’t, it’s a bunch of lads getting together and making music because they enjoy it.”
 
The Human Landscape is out now. Visit www.untous.com to order online.
 
The album was on progstreaming shortly after its release, and the band played at the 2012 and 2013 Summer's End festivals in Gloucestershire UK. I just assumed this addition would have been taken care of via the collab zone...But no - nothing found on progfreak at all just now.
 
 
 
 
Thank you Yam Yam. I like to know your oipnion about them. I can't found then in Prog Freak and I think they are a Prog Rock band. 
Back to Top
O666 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 20 2009
Location: TEHRAN-IRAN
Status: Offline
Points: 2306
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote O666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 14 2015 at 12:00
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:

^ Thank you Yam Yam.
At Reverbnation they are published one song tiltled These Four Walls  that it's fromThe Human Landscape the album.
A great crossover prog IMO.
100% AGREE.
Back to Top
kev rowland View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Crossover Prog Team

Joined: November 18 2005
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 1718
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kev rowland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2015 at 17:14
The Apple Zed have been added to PA, while Unto Us will soon get there as well as they have been cleared by Crossover
If everytime we tell a lie a little fairy dies

They must be building death-camps in the garden


Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 1.010 seconds.