Michael Kasparis, otherwise known as Apostille, has a new album out in June titled Choose Life. A solo electronic project from Kasparis will also come with a string of like UK tour dates, including Glasgow’s Art School on 2nd June.
The Fountain spoke with Michael about the new release as well as it’s connection to Trainspotting and about feeling more established.
TF: A new album release, you must be ecstatic?
I’m more nervous. I think in a year’s time I’ll be ecstatic, but at the moment there’s a lot more conflicting emotions going on.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
TF: And Choose Life is the title, was this taken from that track in Trainspotting?
Nope, it was a reference to George Michael, who’s much more important haha. I remembered after I’d decided that the phrase was a Irvine Welsh thing but at that point I was trying to portray the complete opposite message to him.
TF: Are you going to be promoting this with a tour, are we likely to see you play live soon?
Yep.. there’s a UK tour in late May, a couple of festival spots later. It’s good, I’ve spent four years playing the opening of an envelope so now I feel like I don’t have to just say yes to everything.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
Possibly Creepee Teepee festival in Czech Republic. There was a stage invasion, the whole place was amazing. There was also an incredible show at DIY Space for London the night of the Brexit vote which felt cathartic, plus the first Static Shock gig I played in London, 2016.
Apostille’s Choose Life comes out on 8th June via Upset The Rhythm.