Sunday, February 1

Album Of Last Month

Fight Like Apes 'Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion' (Model Citizen)

Singer Maykay enjoys wriggling about her stained, unwashed hair atop mucky stage floors, synth-sparkler Pockets is named after an enslavement to pocketing ciggie lighters, and they play a tune entirely devoted to Jake Summers from 90s teen-sitcom California Dreams. Ipso facto, Dublin four-piece Fight Like Apes are not in dullsville. And this debut album, albeit one month in, is far and wide my album of the year. It's indie-pop shiny thankfully short of that evil, mercenary catch. "You're like Kentucky Fried Chicken but without the taste"! "I have a pocket full of fists, you got a stupid face"! "Hey cutie what's with your nose, take the focus off, take off your clothes"! FLA are blessed with first class gibberish wordplay and ludicrously candied dance-punk. Forget the radio, lets go get these a cult!

Best SongJake Summers
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