Hailing from Dublin, and fresh off your with The Ting Tings, Fight Like Apes combine the Synth with the Sword in a heroic conflagration of loutish vocals, brutal bass and digital distortion.
Following what has been an incredibly successful year for the band, they return to Belfast on December 3rd to play The Stiff Kitten, headlining a special BBC Across The Line showcase.
Warming to the thrilling FLA live experience, audiences first stoppedÂ leaving and then started coming to their gigs. Encouraged, Fight Like Apes released two EP’s in 2007 on Dublin independent label Fifa Records. The first one â€“ ‘How Am I Supposed To Kill You If You Have All The Guns’ – spawned ‘Jake Summers’ (a fan letter to 90’s teen-drama ‘California Dreams’ ); which was picked up by Fierce Panda offshoot Cool For Cats for a UK 7″ single release.
Further UK touring with Untitled Musical Project (on the ArtrockerÂ tour) and The Von Bondies preceded a trip to SXSW, before the group
moved onto Seattle this SpringÂ to record their debut album with producer John Goodmanson (Los Campesinos, Sleater-Kinney, Bikini
Kill), which was released in September 2008 on new Irish indie Model Citizen.
Inhabiting a topsy-turvy world, where Mclusky’s hardcore shred rubs raw against kung fu queen Cynthia Rothrock, Fight Like Apes choose
music as their weapon; a synth-stained hybrid of tasers and nunchucks in high-voltage pop songs the size of Saturn. It’s the Apes’ planet –
we just live on it.
By Rose Todd
BBC ATL / THE STIFF KITTEN PRESENTS:
FIGHT LIKE APES + SUPPORT
THE STIFF KITTEN
WEDNESDAY 3RD DECEMBER
9PM / Â£5
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE STIFF KITTEN BAR, ZAVVI, AND ONLINE AT