- 12 Aug 10
Our gender bending cover stars talk blasphemy, fist fights, having musical Tourette's, and using the "c" word...
As they prepare to release their much anticipated second album - The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner, our ever controversial cover stars Fight Like Apes ponder its imaginative title...
Says MayKay: "I think when Jamie said it to begin with, we all thought it was hilarious, and then when it started being bandied about that it might be actually offensive is when I started to really want it, 'cos I didn't understand why it would be offensive." But Jamie adds: "Maybe to some designer Catholic who goes to Mass once a year. People have the right to get offended by it of course..."
When Hot Press reminds them of the new blasphemy laws, Tom looks on the bright side: "If we get arrested I’d say it'll contribute to record sales."
Speaking of controversy, the album in question has a song with the phrase "It's not my cunting problem". Might that be a problem with radio?
"Jamie came up with that word," May Kay explains, before expanding: "With this one I can justify all the swearing. Maybe I've just become more of a wanker since the last one… it's just the word 'cunt', you don't actually have to go into it too much."
Fair enough! To read this interview in full, check out the new issue of Hot Press, out today, featuring the Apes on the cover (with Jamie posing as MayKay's blushing bride!)
And to enter our competition to meet and greet the band before their upcoming Tower Records appearance, click here