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Tex Perkins’ The Ape Unleash Debut Album And Announce East Coast Tour

Written by Greg Moskovitch on September 5, 2013

Not one to rest on his laurels, the ever-prolific Tex Perkins is making noise again with his new supergroup The Ape. An Aussie rock icon, frontman for some of Australia’s most important bands and the only Australian worthy of portraying Johnny Cash, Tex is back with something special.

Assembling some of Australia’s finest rock talent, Tex has labeled The Ape “the album I was born to make.” Raul Sanchez of Magic Dirt handles riff duties on guitar, Gus Agars of The Dark Horses keeps a jungle rhythm like only a simian could, the talented Pat Bourke handles bass and piano, and of course the man Tex Perkins up front on vocals and guitar.

The album, which follows the debut single Crawl Back, was recorded by Roger Bergodaz at Tender Trap Studios and self-produced by The Ape. The “primitive, filthy, fun” record will hit stores October 4th via the independent Ape Records.

If the Tex Perkins endorsement means anything to you, it’s not something you want to sleep on, said Tex “It is an album bursting with swing and grunt, and is easily the best thing I have ever done, or ever will do.”

To celebrate the album, The Ape will be holding an official album launch at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne on Friday, 11th October as part of their primate stampede on the East Coast, which kicks off at the Coolangatta Hotel on Friday 4th October, before sweeping downwards for dates in Victoria and NSW, finishing off with a spot at the Factory Floor Room in Marrickville.

Music Feeds Studio experienced first hand the power and dynamism of The Ape when they came in for Music Feeds Live, sitting down for a very entertaining interview and a powerhouse performance.

Watch: The Ape – Crawl Back (Live At Music Feeds Studio)

The Ape Track Listing

1. Mission
2. Crawl Back
3. Don’t Need Nuthin’
4. All Of Us
5. Gonna Make You Love Me
6. All The Same
7. It’s No Fun
8. Kitchen Monkey
9. Jane
10. I Can’t Feel A Thing

The Ape East Coast Album Tour

Friday, 4th October
Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, NSW
Tix: Via OzTix

Saturday, 5th October
Transcontinental Hotel, Brisbane
Tix: Via OzTix

Sunday, 6th October
Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Tix: Via OzTix

Friday, 11th October
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Tix: Via Ding Dong Lounge

Saturday, 12th October
SS&A Club, Albury, NSW
Free Entry

Sunday, 13th October
Caravan Club, Melbourne
Tix: Via Caravan Club

Thursday, 17th October
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Tix: Via BigTix

Friday, 18th October
Coogee Diggers Club, Sydney
Tix: Via OzTix

Saturday, 19th October
Factory Floor Room, Sydney
Tix: Via Factory Theatre

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