We Got Time
Apes in the Orange Grove are: Gijs van Osch: lead vocals, guitar; Joep van Osch: drums, vocals, melodica, percussion; Don Gerritsen: bass, vocals. Brothers Gijs and Joep grew up with apple trees and music in their backyard, singing along to old records for years before they started making their own songs. Former enemies Don and Joep shared a desire for spontaneous vagrancy, and got to know each other while sleeping as clochards in Parisian parks. Later, at the train station of Casablanca, they decided to form a funk band. Meanwhile Gijs was far away, living in a Pacific coast commune, writing songs and singing close harmony with brothers from other mothers until the time came to bring it all back home. In early 2008 the three vagabonds finally got together in the city of Amsterdam, where they started molding their odes to sunsets, volcanoes and random travel into indie chansons with jungle beats. Apes in the Orange Grove was born. Locking themselves in their own Banana Ballroom they managed to shake off their daily sores by creating explosions of positive energy. Written in it's entirety during this period, and finally recorded as a whole, their debut album 'We Got Time' is the diverse yet coherent result of the Apes' labors and loves. Enjoy!