The Ape, featuring Tex Perkins (Cruel Sea/Beasts of Bourbon), Raul Sanchez (Magic Dirt), Gus Agars (The Dark Horses) and Pat Bourke, will release their debut album in October.
“The Ape is the album I was born to make,” Perkins said in a statement. “It is the album that Richie – the president of the Tex Perkins fan club -has been waiting for. It is an album bursting with swing and grunt, and is easily the best thing I have ever done, or ever will do.”
The album was recorded in Melbourne at Tender Trap Studios by Roger Bergodaz and produced by The Ape.
The album will be released on October 4 through their own Ape Records.
Tour dates are:
October 4, Coolangatta, Coolangatta Hotel
October 5, Brisbane, Transcontinental Hotel
October 6, Byron Bay, Great Northern Hotel
October 11, Melbourne, Ding Dong Lounge
October 12, Albury, SS&A Club
October 13, Oakleigh, Caravan Club
October 17, Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
October 18, Coogee, Diggers Club
October 19, Marrickville, Factory Floor Room
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