|The Apers started back in 1996 as a three piece in the suburbs of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Kevin and Marien met in highschool, Ivo lived in a town nearby. They started gigging around the Netherlands. In 2000 Jerry Hormone joined the band on second guitar. But after 5 years, he decided to leave, so Kelvin Centerfold took over his place. Kelvin rules! |
The Apers have done more than 600 shows, rocking in countries like the Netherlands, USA, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland, Slovakia and Norway.
The Apers have played with bands like the Queers, Groovie Ghoulies, Hi-Fives, Chixdiggit, Travoltas, Retarded, Sonic Dolls, Spazzys, Jet Bumpers, Undeclinable, Darlington, Huntingtons, Hives, Teen Idols, Peter Pan Speedrock, J Church, Doctor Explosion, Backwood Creatures, Zatopeks, NRA, Spades, Bambix, Manges, Peawees, Popsters, Epoxies, Danko Jones, Heideroosjes, Janez Detd., Green Lizard, Shavers, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.
The Apers kicked ass at big festivals like Lowlands (twice!), Metropolis, Noorderslag, A2A, Paaspop, the Popkomm and Eurosonic. They also rocked out in clubs like Gruta 77 (Madrid), Wild At Heart (Berlin), CBGBís (New York), 747 Gilman Street (Berkeley), Fireside Bowl (Chicago), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Vera (Groningen) and the Pits in Kortrijk, Belgium.
So far the Apers have released three full-length records, one split CD, one 8-song CD-EP, two 7Ē EPís, two split 7Ē EPís and over 20 tracks on compilations. The Apers are proud to serve Stardumb Records, but also worked with other labels from all over the world, including Wynona Records (Italy), Jellybrain (UK), Whoa Oh (USA), AMP (USA) and many more.
The Apers shot videoís for Eyes Open Wide (s/t), Grim Reaper (s/t), Almost Summer (Buzz Electric) and Hey Girl (Skies Are Turning Blue). They were all shown on Dutch music tv-stations like MTV, TMF and the Box.
The Apers get free stuff from Converse. The Apers donít really like dogs, except for Ivo. The Apers like to drink beer. They also like stronger alcohol, except for Kevin who is a lousy drinker, but he sure knows how to smoke up. If you pay them enough, The Apers will play your party.
The punkrock donít stop.