Fight Like Apes announce UK tour + new single ‘Jenny Kelly’
aaamusic | On 25, Feb 2011
FIGHT LIKE APES ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN MAY
FOLLOWING NEW SINGLE ‘JENNY KELLY’ ON APRIL 4th
VIA MODEL CITIZEN
Fight Like Apes return to the fray with a new single – ‘Jenny Kelly’ – ahead of the release of their second long-player and UK tour. The band will play a run of nine dates, beginning in Leeds on April 30th, before finishing in London on May 10th.
‘Jenny Kelly’ is a typically Fight Like Apes skewed tribute to a character from the 1990’s low-budget Aussie TV sci-fi series ‘The Girl From Tomorrow’. The special effects on the show made ‘Blake’s 7’ look like ‘The Fifth Element’; and as such it has been embraced by Fight Like Apes as a trashy touchstone in their motley milieu.
‘Jenny Kelly’ is produced by the Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill and mixed by Chris Potter (The Verve, I Am Kloot); and is a taste for the new FLA album that will follow shortly after; the splendidly christened ‘The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner‘; the follow-up to 2009’s debut ‘Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion’.
Just released in their native Ireland, the new album charted at #1 on iTunes and #3 in the national charts. It has also been short listed for the Choice Music Prize, the Irish equivalent of the Mercury Prize.
‘Jenny Kelly’ will be released digitally on Model Citizen Records on 4th April ahead of their UK tour in early May. The band will play the following shows:
30th – Leeds, Live at Leeds, Joseph Well www.seetickets.com/Tour/LIVE-AT-LEEDS 0870 264 3333
1st – Glasgow, King Tuts www.gigsinscotland.com 08444 999 990
2nd – Sheffield, O2 Academy2 www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000
4th – Liverpool O2 Academy2 www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000
5th – Manchester Night & Day www.gigsandtours.com/?a=fight+like+apes&site=fightlikeapes 0161 832 1111
6th – Nottingham, Bodega www.alt-tickets.co.uk 0845 413 4444
8th – Birmingham, O2 Academy3 www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000
9th – Bristol, O2 Academy2 www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 2000
10th – London KCLSU www.Kclsutickets.com 0870 90709