ALIX APPLES IS A
from Dumfries & Galloway, although she is currently based near Glasgow. She has been involved in the music scene for a few years now, but only began to seriously focus on her own music in late 2016. Her debut EP ‘Them Apples’ came into creation in April 2017, after months of hard work with a variety of collaborating artists, and showcases some of her best early pieces. Her second EP ‘misplaced.’ was released in December 2017, featuring more recent and “honest” works focusing on place and purpose. Most recently she released a single in 2019 featuring the spoken word title track 'Autumn Yellow', and what she considers to be the best example of her current work; 'Fools' Gold'.
SONGWRITING HAS BEEN ALIX’S STRONG SUIT FROM A YOUNG AGE.
In the 2012 DAVAWP Songwriting Competition she placed 3rd with what she still considers to be her best piece of lyrical writing, A Woman Who Walked Into Doors. The DAVAWP also awarded her their first ever Lyric Prize. This award then became a permanent part of the competition, and she won it again as well as placing 2nd when she next entered in 2015 with her song Asking For It. She often ties her lyrics in with any activism work she is part of, and regularly writes about women’s issues and mental health. She was also the sole recipient of the 2019 Paolo Nutini Songwriting Scholarship, which was awarded to her upon starting her MA in Music (Songwriting).
Alix has been growing her musical network,
playing venues across the central belt including Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh, and Audio, the 13th Note, the Old Hairdresser's in Glasgow. Recently she also played her first ever international gig at Das Blaue Haus in Finnentrop, Germany - before playing Scotch Corner at the 2019 Immecke Rock festival in Plettenberg.
However, she intends to keep connections with her hometown strong,
working in radio with Alive107.3fm throughout 2016, hosting the main stage at Scottish Youth Music Festival ‘Youth Beatz’ in 2018, and playing the acoustic stage in 2019. Alongside this, she has worked as a Curatorial Team Member of Blueprint100 and focused on facilitating other young local musicians, and plays annually at the Maidens of Music Festival.
Alix Apples & The Core is Alix's band,
formed in 2019 and consisting of John Whiteford (bass), Kat Elrick (drums), and Sophie Curren (keys and violin). Currently, their work focuses on gender violence and mental health, creating music in the hopes of making these issues more accessible to the wider public. The band are in the process of creating their debut album, which will focus strongly on the theme of violence against women.