Dance To The Ring In Our Ears

by Sweat Like An Ape!

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SWEAT LIKE AN APE ! sont de retour avec leur second album, Dance To The Ring In Our Ears. En droite ligne du premier, le groupe double ici la tension et le groove au sein de ces 10 titres furieux. Par le biais d'un post-punk irrésistiblement charmeur (et nourri par une boulimie musicale dont la palette, allant du funk-punk au free en passant par l'afro, ne cesse de pointer son nez) les quatre singes ont réussi le pari d'un album bien plus à fleur de peau, tout en étant irrémédiablement plus dansant. La voix de l'anglo-saxon Sol Hess paraît encore plus impertinente, les guitares plus tranchantes, et le tout poussé inlassablement par une section rythmique jouissive et sans pitié qui semble donner l'injonction d'une dernière danse avant l'apocalypse.

Dance To The Ring In Our Ears, est sorti le 16 Mars 2017 en LP, CD et digital chez Platinum Records (Rubin Steiner, Shiko Shiko, Powersolo...).

"Tous les déos du monde n'y feront rien, vous perdrez toute votre eau sur cet album." NEW NOISE

"Les moments de tension sont (re)poussés en profondeur, à fleur de peau, jusqu’au riff ou au groove final. Car chez eux, ça danse toujours. Cette fusion de la rage et de l’extase se dessine sous les accords chantants d’une guitare fille de Jonathan Richman. Les climats s’avèrent variés, les compositions sont étoffées et peaufinées. Le corps à corps se fait tout autant brusque que charmeur. " LONGUEURS D'ONDES

"...une furieuse envie de faire se trémousser les rockeurs habituellement dépassés par la peur du ridicule. Suite logique de son aîné, l'album ressert une grande louche de post punk aux influences multiples, sans jamais oublier son pouvoir fédérateur, qu'il lorgne vers le funk punk ou l'afro" MOWNO

"Folie dans le chant, sons malins, le combo dispose d'aptitudes ici brillamment exprimées. Il fait dans la finesse entraînante, incite de façon récurrente à onduler." MUZZART

"Chaque titre est un tube en puissance pour danser sur les pistes et autres lieux du planisphère...Dance To The Ring In Our Ears est un pur brûlot de funk rock groovy qui ne vous lâchera pas dès la première écoute." FOUTRAQUE

"...un tourbillon artistique qui ne ressemble à rien de connu, mais exprime une liberté créatrice aussi délurée que captivante". INDIE MUSIC

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ENGLISH VERSION:

SWEAT LIKE AN APE! are back with their second album, Dance To The Ring In Our Ears. 10 new thrilling songs, in which the band has injected a heavier dose of groove and tension. By mingling their colorful post-punk with afro-rock, funk-punk and even free-jazz, these four monkeys have succeeded in making this new record unquestionably more audacious, and even more dancy and fun. Sol Hess' voice is sassier, the guitars are sharper, and the whole set is driven by a pitiless drum and bass that will get you on your feet for a last dance before the end of the world.

Dance To The Ring In Our Ears, released on March 16th on LP, CD, & digital on Platinum Records (Rubin Steiner, Shiko Shiko, Powersolo...

« There isn't a deodorant in the world that will do : you will lose every last drop of water in your body listening to this album ». NEW NOISE

« Every moment of tension is held back, on edge, until the last riff or final groove... This fusion of rage and extasy emerges from the enchanting chords of a guitar without doubt the worthy heir of Jonathan Richman. The moods are varied, the compositions substantial and refined. The battle is as brutal as alluring. » LONGUEUR D'ONDES

«... a furious need to make every rocker too inhibited by his fear of ridicule move his booty. As the worthy successor of it's predecessor, this new album serves a large portion of post-punk mingled with varied influences, joined to the convening power of funk-punk and afro-funk. » MOWNO

credits

released March 16, 2017

Sol Hess : vocals, guitar
Pierre Guignard : guitar
Oscar Galea : bass
Jérôme d'Aviau : drums

Sébastien Capazza plays saxophone on Shine.

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Stephan Krieger at Studio Amanita, Anglet, France, during the summer and autumn of 2016.

All songs written & composed by Sweat Like An Ape !, except the text in Safe Word, extracted from On the set of the International Necktie Strangler 2, an article by David Kerekes, published in Headpress no.22 – Bad Birds, in August 2001.

Artwork by Laurent Bourlaud.

Sol Hess and Oscar Galea dedicate this album to their beloved mothers, Desirée Mauricette Fortunée Hess and Gertrudis Coca Toledo.

Platinum Records, 2017.
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Sweat Like An Ape! Bordeaux, France

Sweat Like An Ape ! hails from Bordeaux, France. Their music evolves in that special place where the urgency of punk and the sparkle of pop and dance music cross paths. Although certain new-wave and post-punk influences are unquestionable, these four boys like to mingle with all kinds of groove, be it that of the nigerian king Sir Victor Uwaifo, or the funk-punk of James Chance. ... more

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Track Name: City
Well, I've got to admit
this is the most beautiful place I've ever seen
and it's definately the wildest place I've ever been to.
I mean, I've been watching you dance
and it's the way you dance that makes me want to dance
I never ever dance and you really make me wanna dance
and lose my seat and chew some meat and clap the beat to your feet
if there's one thing I've learned it's how to treat myself to a treat
I've seen the films, I've even flicked through some of the books
I won't lie I sometimes identify with the crooks
I've got a great big huge confession to make,
I've got a big huge confession to make,
I've got a great huge confession to make,
I've got a great big confession to make :
I get bored, really bored at parties
get so bored, really bored at parties
but this one's OK, it's a tiny bit different,
it's got cake with a topping just made out of chocolate
Oh dance ! Dance, city, dance !
Oh just dance, dance, dance city dance !
Dance, dance, dance city dance !

This city will not be torn down,
this city will not be run down,
this city will not be torn down,
this city will not be run down.

I've got a great big huge announcement to make
I've got a great big huge announcement to make
I've got a great big huge announcement to make
I've got a great big huge announcement to make :
This is the best best best best party
this is the best best best city party
this is the best best best best party
this is the best best best city party
this is the best best best best party
this is the best best best city party
this is the best best best best party
this is the best best best city party

This city will not be torn down,
this city will not be run down,
this city will not be torn down,
this city will not be run down.

We will not be torn down
we will not be run down
we will not be torn down
we will not be run down
Track Name: Smoke
Well
we've got time
and sugar spice and spine
we've still got a bit more time
and nothing on our minds
and then there's space
a whole heck load of free space
we've got skills
and symetry to kill
and we've got moods
and reasons to be crude
and girl we've got our bones
and psalms and poems of our own
and we've got, we've got...

We've got nights
at nights we'll invade their homes
we'll sit and stare
and watch them turn to stone
we've got...

Well...
we've got smokes
but darling I don't smoke
but you can smoke
I love to watch you smoke

We've got nights
at nights we'll invade their homes
we'll laugh and stare
and watch them turn to stone
we've got...
Track Name: High Moon
The night came down
I crept into your room
I wanted to take you away from all of this gloom
the moon was high and so was I
oh girl, the moon was high and so was I
so I opened the door
and crept in on all fours
my consciousness unconscious of that loud chorus of snores
« How high the moon ? How high the moon ?
Not as high as I », I started to croon
and I hadn't heard the snores
but I noticed they'd stopped
four in the morning, clanged your grandfather's clock
it rang so loud, it startled me to your feet
and I discovered the four of you wide awake from your sleep
there was you and the guy we met in Montgomery Creek
and my sister Jenny's creep with that tattoo on his cheek
and last but not least, last but not least,
that old chinese chef, whose food no-one eats
« How high the moon ? How high the moon ?
Not as high as I », I started to scream.
Track Name: Downtown Dissapointment
I've been following you the whole day downtown
convinced that true love at last I'd found
I watch you walk walk walk
and stop and talk talk talk

To the tall ones, the tiny ones
the filthy ones, the uptight ones
the rich ones, the lepered ones
the abusive ones...
everyone except me
it's not exactly what I expected girl

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

I'm starting to think that this love won't last
'cos everytime you walk past me too fast
I try to keep up as you walk walk walk
and watch you talk talk talk

To the big ones, the skinny ones
the well-tempered ones, the pretty ones
the organic ones, the insane ones
the uninvited ones...
everyone except me
I'm starting to be a little bit dissapointed, girl...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
Track Name: Eyes
I can't take my eyes off of you
every time that I look at you

He can't take his eyes off of you
every time that he look's at you
darling why won't you be true
darling you make me feel blue

I can't take my eyes off of you
every time that I look at you

She can't take her eyes off of you
every time that she look's at you
darling why won't you be true
darling you make me feel blue

I can't take my eyes off of you
every time that I look at you

We can't take our eyes off of you
every time that we look at you
darling why won't you be true
darling you make us feel blue
Track Name: Kristoffer's Wild Sunday Night
Kris went out
on a cool sunday night
he took a dip in the ocean
and wished in the pale moonlight
he said « All I want is a mermaid,
soft, gentle and sweet.
unlike all of those wild city girls
I always meet. »

Kristoffer fell asleep in the sand
and awoke at high tide
to the sound of a delicate sweet singing mermaid
lying by his side
the mermaid, delightfully named Jill
fed him a wild and savage kiss
she dug her nails deep into his skin
oh poor Kristoffer fainted from bliss

Suddenly five other mermaids
joined into Jill's feast
they cackled in the night
tore Kristoffer apart
ripped his frail body wide open
chewed on his liver, kidneys and heart
what a wild night for Kris
a boy so delicate and sweet
destroyed by a kiss
Track Name: Numbers
Double o six five three two o one one two four five eight
o nine six twelve eight two four o nine seven three double o four
and seven-hundred-thousand and fifty-eight o two six nine four two six
o eight eight eight eight three two three thirty-two-hundred and sixty two
and seven hundred thousand and fifty-eight o two six nine four two six
o eight eight eight eight three two three thirty-two-hundred and sixty two
o six five eight o two one four o five two one five five eight one
three two two o two two six o five one nine one two four three one
Track Name: Just Dance
Citizens, ladies and gentlemen,
this is a very special newsflash
the world's falling apart
there's nowhere to hide
so just hold your heads high
and just dance

Citizens, ladies and gentlemen,
especially the ladies,
this is a very special newsflash
we're all on our own
we're not going home
so put down your phones
and just dance

Citizens, ladies and gentlemen,
especially the ladies,
it is with deep regret
that we interrupt your program tonight
to inform you all
that we seem to have reached the very end
not the end of this song
not the end of this stunning full-length musical suite
but the very final end
and so in an attempt for us all to join together
in a final effort of communion
I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please
I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please
I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please
I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please
I'm down on my knees
I'm begging you please
I'm down on my knees...
Just dance
Just dance... all of you
Just dance
Just dance
Track Name: Shine
Waiting at your house
as silent as a mouse
the night strolls in with a grin
and tucks into my skin
the smell of moist earth
lingers in the room
oh mum, I'll howl in the breeze
and wail beneath trees
that you left centuries too soon

Stroke my hair, hold me tight
come dance with me and the night

Time is a sphere, we have nothing to fear
everything plays at the same time
so I'll dry out every single tear
and I'll climb over those bells and I'll make them chime
can you hear them ring ?
can you hear us sing ?
oh I'll stay right here and dance to the ring in my ears

Stroke my hair, hold me tight
come dance with me and the night

Your love shines above all things that shine and
illuminates the dusk
oh, your love shines it will always shine and
illuminate the dusk
oh it'll shine, let it shine, shine and
illuminate the dusk
there's a light that shines so bright it'll always
illuminate the dusk

Oh I've seen you shine so bright
dancing through the night