New Jersey’s The Antoine Poncelet Band has just unveiled their debut single; the cinematic dark rock track, “April”.
The song tells the tale of an imagined conversation between a forlorn lover and a prophet of sorts unable to find balance between heaven and earth.. love and purpose and so on. It’s also about an aspect of the writing process and inspiration; the artist begging their muse for something real and true.
“April” was chosen to introduce the band simply because it is a climactic and dynamic example of the band’s ability to blend old school goth with classic rock while still sounding new.
Also released with “April” is a cover of Roxy Music’s debut single “Virginia Plain”.
About The Band:
During the global pandemic in 2021, magnetic and introspective former frontman of post-punkers Precious Bones, Antoine Poncelet sought out the most talented rock n’ rollers from across New Jersey to form a supergroup under his own banner to breathe new life into the fading forms of music that he grew up listening to. This was music that was mystical and magical, dangerous and dark, and filled with the energy that brings thousands out of homes and into the halls, shouting back anthems of the heart, mind, body, and soul.
Joined by Santos Menendez on keyboards and synths, Mark McClemens (Goon Saloon/Porch Rockers) on the bass, Peter Quilla (Vigilante Cowboys) on the guitar, and Eddy Enzyme Salek (The Misfits) on the drums, The Antoine Poncelet Band has come together to give you back the rock n’ roll dreams you’ve been missing.
With song topics ranging from spirituality, the occult, nature, and the human condition, to life in this material world, coupled with the most exciting pounding thunderous hard rock since the 70s and 80s, and one of the most electrifying must see live shows on the scene, The Antoine Poncelet Band has come for you!
By recontextualizing and blending their myriad of influences like The Doors, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, The Stones, Bowie and the Spiders, Iggy and the Stooges, Lou and the Velvets, Roxy Music, Bauhaus, The Cure, The Cult, The Sisters, etc.., The AP Band has created its own gothic and glittery original sound as they stake a place in the great succession of rock n’ roll, joining the greats in the old Tower of Song.
With several singles and music videos being readied for release over the next year and tour dates filling up, The Antoine Poncelet Band is certainly the band to be on the lookout for.