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Single Review: Fight Like Apes – ‘Jenny Kelly’

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Fight Like Apes are back this month with both a new single and album following a twelve month studio residence of writing and recording. The fruits of those labors have now been rewarded as the band present to us Jenny Kelly.

FightLikeApesJennyKellyWith a synth accompanied vocal intro, Jenny Kelly starts off on a high as bolshy front woman MayKay takes the tracks reigns before a pounding drum beat enters and the song catapults into a grunge scented rock monster. With snare drums coming at you from one direction, MayKay delivers lashings of punk coated licks of hardcore indie vocal goodness.

Jenny Kelly, which in its title pays tribute to a character in the low budget Australian sci-fi series The Girl From Tomorrow, is a beefy addition for one of the most energetic and talented indie acts to emerge from the Irish indie scene in some years.

The band have worked with Gang of Four’s Andy Gill on the latest record and with it already hitting the top spot on iTunes following its early release in the bands native Ireland, the track is set to cause a similar scene over here.

Jenny Kelly is a foot stomping indie treat for fans who won’t be disappointed in the bands familiar indie footwork that won over a cult following with the collectives debut release, 2009’s Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion. The track is also more commercially attractive than previous single releases and will no doubt be paving the way for the quartets international debut.

The band are preparing to take on the UK with this latest mammoth single as well as taking to the road on a nine date tour throughout May to promote the single and the bands latest long player (and humorously titled) The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner which sees its release on April 25th.