"You know some people are just too smart. So smart their heads spin with ideas and they talk in flights of fancy. These people don’t fit into the mundane groove of reality and the lucky ones end up making music. White Ape is that sort of band.
They make dislocated and totally wired garage rock.
It takes the artful sneer of the best of post punk like Wire and rushes it with the infernal garage band beat. They also make scratchy dislocated guitar pop. They could tour with Franz Ferdinand and get legions of fans, they could own late night radio and when there was music press they would have been press pets.
In 2015 they are in the London gig underworld but are ready for mass attention.
They are truly fab, the dress sharp and they talk in manifestos and we love them." - John Robb, Louder Than War
Manic and mischievous London garage rock quartet White Ape signed to Sotones Records in 2014 after getting airplay from Steve Lamacq and props from The Maccabees’ Orlando Weeks. Brash and raw but brimming with hooks, melodies and scabrous wit, White Ape mix punk, surf, rockabilly, ska, new wave and even disco and Ennio Morricone style cowboy melodrama. White Ape run their own free entry night, Aspirational Values, at the Constitution pub in Camden and release their AA-sided single Game Of Soldiers / A Face At The Window on Fri 18th Sept.
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