Fight Like Apes

Fight Like Apes

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
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Like a snotty kid poking a dead crow with a shitty stick; or a scabby knee that you just can't help but keep picking at; these are scenes from the A&E at the end of the world, and Fight Like Apes are open for admissions.

Biography

To solve the mystery of the golden medallion (turns out it was Mr. T all along), Fight Like Apes put the tour into Tourettes and dragged their sorry simian asses all over the world. From New York to Newcastle; Berlin to Benicassim. Rings were wrestled in; wrongs were righted.

200 shows later, the band came back to Ireland. Furniture was moved around, FLA dropped a shoulder, threw a dummy and knuckled down with vim and vigour to work on new songs in a North Dublin garage. Thumbs got split, chicks got lit; as they sculpted dirty great big black chunks of noise with synths, fuzz pedals, hammers and oxyacetylene torches.

Febrile with white heat intensity; FLApes decamped to London to work with producer Andy Gill (Gang Of 4, Futureheads, Young Knives, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Here, hidden behind the street traders of Leather Lane; the new Fight Like Apes long player, entitled Fight Like Apes: The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner was kicked and screamed into being. Played live in the room. Black, no sugar.

FLA:TBOCATLOTT sees our intrepid sonic stevedores sink deeper and darker into the treacly tar pits of their collective dank and fetid imagination. Here Indie Monsters are called out and slain, over there limbs are severed. Puke stained lipstick smears tell of your ice cream demise, as elsewhere hookers' victims politely remove their brains. Diamond hard tunes with pitch black rhymes and ridicule – Fight Like Apes take the tumescent cadaver of 21st century pop and hotwire it with a million volts of electro-punk therapy.

The album was released in Ireland in August, charting at # 1 in the digital charts and giving Katy Perry and Eminem a run for their money, entering at # 3 overall. The critics loved it...

“An explosive and triumphant return” **** Sunday Business Post

“A head-spinning slice of twentysomething life” 4/5 Hot Press

“A stonkin' collection which becomes more entertaining on repeated plays” **** The Dubliner

“This is their dirty heart, and it's beating hard” 4/5 The Sunday Tribune

FLA crowned the week of release with an astonishing show in front of a packed crowd at the Electric Picnic; generally agreed by both fans and the media to be one of the highlights of the festival.

Fight Like Apes have just been shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize for TBOCATLOTT, the Irish Mercury Prize equivalent.

Like a snotty kid poking a dead crow with a shitty stick; or a scabby knee that you just can't help but keep picking at; these are scenes from the A&E at the end of the world, and Fight Like Apes are open for admissions.

Discography

The Body of Christ and The Legs of Tina Turner - Album 2010

Fight Like Apes and The Mystery of The Golden Medallion - Album 2008