SxSW 2009 Live: Fight Like Apes

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Aidan Williamson

29th March 2009
At 21:59 GMT

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The Irish are on an equal footing with Ra in the United States of America. Judging by their performance tonight, that concept is unlikely to be challenged.

Fight Like Apes say they treat each and every live show as an 'event performance' rather than a list of songs. What that basically equates to is a whole heap of craziness, scaling the amp stacks, tackling instruments and band members to the floor and the use of whichever props were found in a 99c or less store that morning.

Bread crates were the order of the day for the band's 1am showcase at the The Rio in downtown Austin. The percussive qualities of which were carefully explored by front-woman MayKay and head synthesizer Jamie/Pockets.

If we could just get past the spectre of the heinous Irish atrocities back in the U.K, perhaps we'd to willing to welcome FLA to the hall of godship too. Sadly "What Can I Do (To Make You Love Me)" leaves a large shadow still.

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