May Kay is the singer with Irish band Fight Like Apes. Their debut album, Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Gold Medallion was nominated for the 2008 Choice Music Prize. The band release its follow-up ,The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner this Friday and kick off an Irish tour with various in-stores along the way. They play Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin at 9pm on Thursday August 26th; Friday August 27th at 1pm in HMV Grafton Street, Dublin. Later on Friday, they play Cyprus Avenue, Cork (8pm). Other dates include Saturday August 28th at 4.30pm in HMV Barrock Lane, Galway, followed by an 8pm gig at the Roisin Dubh; Tuesday August 31st at 1pm in HMV Scotch Hall SC, Drogheda, Louth and Wednesday September 1st at 1pm in Rollercoaster Music, Kieran Street, Kilkenny; Thursday September 2nd at 5.30pm in BPM Records, Waterford and Sunday September 5th at The Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Laois. For more info, see www.fightlikeapesmusic.com
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Hole – Live Through This.
What’s your favourite smell?
Have you ever had a nickname?
Yes. Penelope Party Pants. No one’s called me that in ages. I miss it so bad.
What is your favourite room in your house?
My kitchen. It smells of dogs & basil.
What are your guilty pleasures?
Dogs & basil.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
That I’m watching Big Brother while typing this…
Who is your closest female friend?
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Just ear piercings. Tattoos are not in my budget – for the near future at least.
Where would you most like to live?
Who was your first kiss and where did it happen?
Do people actually answer this???!
What’s the most unusual question you’ve ever been asked?
I once got asked why I was so annoying. I obviously repeated the question back, irritatingly mimicking his voice.
What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received?
A punch bag.
What is your favourite word?
Who was your first love?
If you weren’t doing what you do, what might you have become?
Is there a book you’ve bought several times as a gift for someone?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.
What happens after we die?
I wouldn’t have a fucking rashers to be honest.
What female historical figure do you admire most?
Sum yourself up in three words:
Really, really hungover.
And finally… What are you anti? What are you pro?
I’m anti-Diet Coke, pro Bill Murray.