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How was your escape?

We catch up with Fight Like Apes, after their blinding set at The Great Escape in Brighton, and congratulate them on their position in our top five new favourite bands.
Describe your sound.
We were christened ‘karate rock’ by bloggers a couple of years ago and we’re going to stick to that. We’re abrasive like sandpaper set on fire and a bit like a cement mixer stuck on fast with a girl inside who can’t get out. Not that she wants to…
Why are you in a band?
That’s a little more difficult to answer. All of us just sort of fell into this. We started making music together 2 years ago and haven’t stopped. I guess it’s a result of boredom coupled with a lack of good things happening in Dublin back then, and we also had no money because we were students so couldn’t do fun things. A band seems like the right thing to have done.
What are your day jobs?
None of us have day jobs. We do music full time. I get bored when I’m at home for anything longer than 3 days. Then I wish I had a job that I could just pick up at any time. I don’t think such a job exists though…
If you could play a festival in any city in the world where would it be?
I now love Rotterdam. We fell in love with it when we were there recently. It’s a gorgeous place, and they sell all sorts of interesting things. Also, the weather was perfect and the food was nice. It has massive open areas too which mean a city festival would really work there. Think The Great Escape, without queues, and mostly outside.
Which bands are always on your playlists?
On my iPod I generally listen to albums as they go.. Right now, a lot of Wolf Parade, Rilo Kiley, and Korn (they’re amazing).
And anything else you want to say really, I’m sure we’ll be able to write about it!
Brighton is a beautiful place. Delicious food and its got two of my favourite things. The Soul Food restaurant that Gordon Ramsey helped in Kitchen Nightmares, and Sugarrush.

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