Tipped by the Irish Times as ‘one to watch’ for 2023, genre-bending Dublin artist Lucy Rice began Last Apollo in the depths of lockdown and has gone from an aspiring artist to an established one. Her influences include PJ Harvey, Wolf Alice and Big Thief.
With her debut indie-rock EP: “Ordinary Matter” (streamed over 70,000 times) earning acclaim from sources such as Hotpress, Nialler 9 and The Irish Times, Last Apollo has gained momentum across streaming services but it is ultimately her energetic live shows that separate her from other artists. Her live performances include: Primavera Pro, CCI Paris, Irish Music Week, TILT, Trinity Ball, three sold out Dublin headline shows and support for Sprints and Sammy Copley.
This year Last Apollo will begin the release of a new series of singles which have each become staples within her live set. These new songs indicate a clear step away from her earlier indie-pop hits as Rice continues to carve out and explore a unique style of songwriting darker and more emotive than ever before.
Over a year has passed since the release of her debut EP and Last Apollo has used this time to her full advantage, crafting the perfect recordings to release to a hungry audience.
Striking a delicate balance between exhaustion and hope, “Just Tonight” deals with the array of emotions that can be felt during a period of mental distress. This assuring and thought provoking song never fails to render a crowd utterly silent even in the most hectic of venues. The rich vocals and deft arrangements associated with Last Apollo immediately align it with her previous EP however there is a new level of intimacy, sensitivity and maturity to be heard in this new series of releases. Recorded and mixed by Daniel De Burca and mastered by Killian Taylor (Kylte), “Just Tonight” has officially set the tone for a new era of Last Apollo.