Music | Listen: Fight LIke Apes new single and some very special shows

Fight Like Apes have announced the release of their eponymous 3rd album, which is due for release through Alcopop! Records on 15 May.  You’ll be glad to know there is the usual wit and MayKay’s sublime vocals to keep the long-term fans happy.

Songs like ‘Pretty Keen on Centrefolds’, ‘I Am Not A Merryman’ and ‘Pop Itch’ lead the way.  Upbeat, occasionally dismal and tumbling synths rolling around in your ear just for fun.


Escape To The Planet Of The Apes will see FLA take up residence in Charleville Castle, Tullamore) on Thursday 21 / Friday 22 / Saturday 23 May.

They have kindly organised buses from Belfast Cork, Dublin and Limerick for a full on masks and cloaks affair. They will be tweeting out a link soon to download a mask. Print it, decorate it, do whatever you like with it. Best ones will win PRIZES. FLA wanna see you all masked up. Buses leave from:


Dublin (The Customs House, Custom House Quay) @ 8pm THURS / FRI / SAT

Cork (St Patricks Quay, across from The Metropole Hotel @7pm THURS / FRI / SAT

Galway (The Cathedral) @7.30pm THURS / FRI / SAT

Limerick (Strand Hotel, Ennis Road) @7.30pm – THURS ONLY

Belfast (The Europa Hotel) @ 6.30pm – FRI ONLY

Buses will return from Charleville Castle at 1:30 / 2am each night

Note: Each bus has to have 50 people on it or it can’t go. Only 36 people? Can’t go. Only 40 people? Can’t go. 50 people? LET’S GO

Tickets are €33 including booking fee. That’s for your bus to Charleville Castle, the gig AND a return on the bus.  Show starts at 10:30pm each night. There will be lots of stuff happening. Fight Like Apes are going all out. ALL OUT.

It’s BYOB. Booze. Bees (crouching). Banter.  Please, don’t bring glass. W

Tickets can be purchased right here