Perth’s psychedelic-rock-grunge act Filthy Apes are back with a double single launch. Fresh off the back from releasing two well-received EP’s and national radio airplay on Triple J, Filthy Apes have delivered once again.
The band have been busy recording in the iconic Blackbird Studio with Mitch McDonald (The Love Junkies) producing the tracks. Creating new sounds that are diverse, punchy and vivid, Filthy Apes have proved their desire to not be pigeon-holed with their songs. The two very different tracks, Monachopsis and Waiting Line, reflect the evolution of the band and cement their longstanding collaboration with producer Mitch McDonald.
Both tracks offer a personal insight into their lives with Monachopsis showcasing an addictive and catchy melody. It’s about the feeling of being out of place, with a soft start that launches into a chorus of fuzzy guitars and pounding drums to create a beautifully intense sound.
On the flip side, Waiting Line mixes the band’s style up to swap the fuzz for tremolo. Described by Filthy Apes as ‘wannabe jazz’, the song sneaks in a hint of vibraphone and is topped off with a George Harrison inspired bridge. The band are certainly pushing their musical boundaries and fans can expect big things coming from them.
Filthy Apes will be launching their double single at one of Perth’s top live music venues – Jack Rabbit Slims, Saturday 22nd April. Support slots will be provided by Perth legends Pat Chow and Ursula. This will be the Apes’ last show before taking time off to focus on their debut album – so don’t miss out.
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