- 24 Apr 13
Fight Like Apes' recently launched :Fund:it campaign has certainly got people talking...
"People are getting pissed off about it and I’m not afraid to say I was surprised,” says the Fight Like Apes front lady.
Who cares what the haters say? For the first time in her life Fight Like Apes’ Mary Kate Geraghty does. She’s been stung by the cynicism that greeted the recent crowdfunding campaign for the band’s new album – they’re looking for €20K to cover mixing, promotion and sundry overheads. Stung and angered.
“In the past, when there was any negativity surrounding the group, we’d have said, ‘Fuck you’. We didn’t care. Unfortunately, with something like this, when you’re running a campaign to raise money, it’s actually our job to listen to what people have to say."
Speaking to Ed Power, Maykay discusses their controversial fundraising campaign further, and talks about line-up changes and having to work day-jobs to pay the rent.
You can read the full interview in the new edition of Hot Press which hits the shops tomorrow (April 24). We also speak to Josh Ritter, former Fine Gael politician Richie Ryan, Jared Leto of 30 Seconds From Mars fame and Frank Turner, as well as a Voice Of Ireland special.