- 10 Dec 20
Watch the highly anticipated new video from Dara Quilty's acclaimed band below. Photo: Sharon Crowley.
Apella are back with their first new release since frontman Dara Quilty relocated to New York last year. The powerful new single, 'Point Of View', hits streaming services tomorrow – and we're delighted to be premiering the accompanying music video below.
To coincide with the new single, Apella have also announced the release of their debut album, 1963, out on January 29.
Since bursting onto the Irish music scene in 2016 with their radio hit 'We Met At A Party', Apella have established themselves as one of the most promising indie-pop acts in the country – opening for Twenty One Pilots, and appearing at all the major Irish music festivals, including Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Castlepalooza and Sea Sessions. Their success also took them on tours of the UK, with Keywest and Don Broco.
Last year, shortly after winning Music and Entertainment Broadcaster of Year at the IMRO Radio Awards, as well as Music Programme of the Year, Dara moved to New York City to focus on his music career.
This period saw him playing in iconic New York venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Bitter End, Pete’s Candy Store and many more. As the pandemic brought the music industry to a grinding halt, Dara completed his work on 1963 at Empire Underground Studios in Brooklyn.
“I had a goal to produce and record an entire album before I was 30 and I did it," Dara says. "I waited for too long to release this but now is the time. This is my life’s work, this is my twenties. I paid for the entire production of the record myself and I am truly excited to put it out into the world!”
Take a look at the video for 'Point Of View', from director Andrew Holohan and director of photography Peter Cooney, below: