Thursday, 20 November 2008

Primate Scream

Tonight see’s the Levi’s Ones To Watch bandwagon roll into its spiritual home as Fight Like Apes headline the Camden Barfly.

After kicking off the tour at the Brighton Audio last night the female fronted Dubliners will unleash their Synth-Grunge concoction on London before headlining a further 4 shows, culminating at the Glasgow Barfly on November 24th.

Already hyped and buoyed by a recent support tour with the Ting Tings. The Ones To Watch show will give Fight Like Apes more valuable stage time before they head off on tour with Prodigy throughout December.

With the imminent release of their debut album, ‘Fight Like Apes and The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion’, due out January 26th on Model Citizen Records, expect a set-list laden with new tracks as well as previously released singles ‘Jake Summers’ and ‘Something Global’.

Support tonight comes from a band as buzzed as any right now, The Electric City. Although unsigned the London 5 piece have signed a management deal with the same team behind Franz Ferdinand and the Kaiser Chiefs and will be looking to work their Scuzzy-prince-ish dirty disco anthems in front of expectant industry big wigs.

These are the remaining LOTW dates:

Thurs 20th Nov Camden Barfly - Fight Like Apes, The Electric City
Fri 21st Nov Birmingham Barfly - Fight Like Apes, The Electric City
Sun 23rd Nov Liverpool Barfly - Fight Like Apes, The Electric City
Mon 24th Nov Glasgow Barfly - Fight Like Apes, The Electric City
Weds 26th Nov Soho, The Fly - FrankMusik, The Brute Chorus

Last weeks Ones To Watch show took on a more raucous feel as Pulled Apart By Horses and To The Bones brought some raw power to The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch.

Arriving in the nick of time, Leeds 4 piece Pulled Apart By Horses put traffic troubles behind them as they unleashed a volley of aggressive, angular riffs on a bewildered crowd rammed into the tiny venue.

After enjoying recent Radio One coverage and an eye catching performance at this years Reading and Leeds festival. A media melee at the front of the stage did nothing to distract a band clearly enjoying the fruits of their amp-melting labour. Soon to be released ‘Meat Balloon’ showcased exactly why the media and industry big boys are getting their panties in a twist as every frenetic-foursome yelp tangled its way around scratchy riffs and pulsating bass lines.

As the temperature rose and ears bled, To The Bones did nothing to stem the noise. Originating from Bolton, their savage cross breed of manic melodies and righteous reverberating riffs closed proceedings fittingly. Playing tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Duke Type A’ To The Bones Pixies-cum-Motorhead mongrel rock left a lasting impression on a wide-eyed crowd…even if it was just a ringing in the ears.

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