There’s lots going on at the moment for Dublin alt-rockers Fight Like Apes! They played a few gigs over the weekend, and also dropped a demo for Pretty Keen On Centrefolds, a track from their imminent third album. It’s characteristically FLApes, awash with synthesisers and distorted guitars, all complimented by MayKay’s unique vocals.
If you know the band at all, you’re probably aware that they’re at the centre of what is possibly the most controversial Fundit campaign seen by musicians yet. FLApes parted ways with their label, Model Citizen, citing different visions for the band as the reason for the split, and now, in the run-up to the release of their yet-unnamed third album, are asking their fans for €20,000 to get it released. A lot of people were taken aback by the amount the band were looking for, but all has been explained in a recent Hot Press interview, and luckily for the band, even Amanda Palmer has expressed her support for the project. With five days remaining, the band have been pledged just over 50% of the money needed to make the album happen, so here’s hoping they can reach their target!
Last but not least, Fight Like Apes have just announced a party in the gorgeous Odessa Club in Dublin this Friday, tickets are €10 and only available on the door, and by the sounds of the event description, it’s going to be a hell of a fun night! All of the money raised by ticket sales (and a raffle with some pretty sweet prizes!) will be going into the album, so if you’re in Dublin you should definitely be at this one!