SongVault Artist Profile
The Fire Apes
South Carolina, United States
Power Pop / Indie Pop
From Charleston, SC, The Fire Apes' lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist, John Seymour, often writes metaphorically about love, and relationships using literary references, musically framed with melodic hooks. His music and words can elicit feelings that range from joy and happiness to commiseration and longing.
The feel of the music is most commonly considered to be reminiscent of such bands as The Beatles, Green Day, Oasis, The Kinks, and The Pretenders. The Fire Apes understand what the British pop invasion was about and yet transcend the past and merge it with the future. Following their debut CD, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", and their critically acclaimed sophomore effort, "Central Park Carousel", The Fire Apes have released a new self-titled EP. The melody driven songs that have been the hallmark of The Fire Apes have become a bit more edgy and contemporary.