Friday, April 20, 2007

Lend Me Your Apes.


Female fans of Fight Like Apes everywhere have long been commending lead singer May Kay for her lyrics, which they believe are powerfully feminist. If you're on the lookout for your gender's new icon, it's obvious that the phrase "I'm gonna cut you with glass" is loaded with far more Girl Power than "gold lion's gonna tell me where the light is". The only problem with this is that the band's (male) synthist Pockets actually writes most of the group's lyrics, creating an altogether more confusing situation regarding the identity of the speaker and the intended recipient, as well as giving some of the songs a somewhat more sinister aura.

The majority of the band's influences are wonderful guitar-based pop groups such as Deerhoof and Apples in Stereo (who they will support on the Apples' first Dublin outing on May 17th) but because they omit the inclusion of a six-string friend, what is produced is an entirely original - yet instantly familiar - mash of exciting synth lines, loud tribal drums and insistent vocal melodies.

Faces will be lent and KFC may or may not be tasted when their debut EP 'How Am I Supposed To Kill You If You Have All The Guns?' is released on May 18th.

Lend Me Your Face
Lend Me Your Face video

Their myspace


Niall said...

Was gonna cover this lot soon. Likin' the tunes I've heard on their myspace. Have you seen them live?

Bobby said...

I haven't, but I hope to see them a few times next month.. Apples in Stereo, Tower and maybe Antics. Supposed to be fucking mental live!

Bobby said...

Ooh they're supporting Suburban Kids too!