Fight Like Apes (also referred to as FLApes or FLA) are an Irish alternative rock band formed in Dublin in 2006.
Their current members are Mary-Kate "MayKay" Geraghty (vocals and synth), Jamie "Pockets" Fox (keyboard and vocals), Conor Garry (bass), Lee Boylan (drums) and Frog Cullen (a half man, half frog being accidentally created by Mary in her secret underground lab, during one of her frequent attempts at creating the formula for the perfect latte! Known for his snappy dress sense and upbeat attitude, Frog Cullen assists the apes in their weekly attempts to solve mysteries around Ireland's most prestigious areas of folklore and wonderment. He also drives the Ape van, and often ends up inadvertently solving most mysteries by unmasking the culprit himself, much to Jamie's dismay. The band is also rumored to have adopted the following slogan in preparation for their each gig/concert "We are the apes, and the apes fight together!". Original members Adrian Mullan (drums) and Tom Ryan (bass) left the band in 2010. They are known for their elongated record titles, usually inspired by B movies. They have released two EPs, How Am I Supposed to Kill You If You Have All the Guns? and David Carradine is a Bounty Hunter Whos Robotic Arm Hates Your Crotch (both in 2007), and two albums, Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion (2008) and The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner (2010). In 2009, they released an EP for the American market titled You Filled His Head with Fluffy Clouds and Jolly Ranchers, What Did You Think Was Going to Happen?.
Fight Like Apes have toured the UK with The Von Bondies, The Ting Tings, The Prodigy and Kasabian and have played several Irish and European festivals throughout their career. They have appeared on several television shows in Ireland, including Tubridy Tonight, WeTV, The View, Other Voices and The Cafe. They have also had some success in Asia, where they have been signed up by Sony Music Entertainment Japan for an album release on that continent in April 2009. The band have been nominated for five Meteor Music Awards, Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion was nominated for the Choice Music Prize and was named 31st best album of the decade by Phantom FM at the end of 2009. Fight Like Apes were named the fourth best Irish musical act of their generation by The Irish Times in 2009.
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Famous quotes containing the words apes and/or fight:
“It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous for its prey.”
—Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (16221673)
“One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph.
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
Sleep to wake.”
—Robert Browning (18121889)