The irony of beginning a solo career just before a pandemic hit is not lost on Rory Mullan, the 25 year old singer-songwriter and bedroom producer that operates under the alias of Kid Apollo. However, for this Derry musician, it's been a character developing journey. Despite attempts at live gigs being so far thwarted by global events, it hasn't affected his musical output one bit. Kid Apollo has had tracks played as a "World Exclusive" on BBC Introducing Radio Ulster twice in the space of 3 months, found himself listed as "one to watch" on Tom Robinson's "freshonthenet" and has collaborated with several other musicians while his steadily expanding discography reaches the ears of people all over the globe.
In recent months, singles "Wrong Foot Forward" and "Catching Buses" have seen the artist take on a more direct, indie rock sound, whilst his lyrics remain as poignant as ever. New EP Sounds of Silent Bloom has Kid Apollo's sound and image hitting something akin to a soft reboot - but one that promises to herald sonically and lyrically intriguing music that firmly carves his own unique niche.