Jape Announce Tour

It's been far too long since I've seen Jape live, the last time being in Whelans when 'Mano Le Tough' supported him back in April. Said occasion was a bit of a jawdropper, as it was the first time I had seen or heard Richie & Co. For anyone else who's still a Jape virgin, the band is not to be missed. Particularly live, as Richie seems to have a bit of knack for getting folk dancing and/or jumping around. There's something magical about great articulate indie tunes that you can really dance to. Jape have got that fine art down to a t.

So here's the good news: the new 'Jape is Grape' EP has been in the works for a while, and looks like it's finally about to materialize. The image above is the cover shot, and it looks suspiciously like it was taken in Bray. Can anyone confirm?
Anywho, a hefty tour has been plotted for the near future, including 3 Dublin dates. (Woo hoo!)

Here are the dates in full, copied shamelessly from Richie's Myspace:

18 Oct 2007 20:00
Fabric London, London and South East
19 Oct 2007 20:00
Digital Brighton, South
20 Oct 2007 20:00
Stealth - Liars Club Nottingham, Midlands
21 Oct 2007 20:00
25 Oct 2007 20:00
Delete Yourself with D.I.M! - CANCELLED FOR JAPE :( London
22 Nov 2007 20:00
UCD Dublin, Dublin
23 Nov 2007 20:00
Crawdaddy Dublin, Dublin
24 Nov 2007 20:00
Crawdaddy 12, Dublin
27 Nov 2007 20:00
A week in Slovakia/Czech and Poland Not sure of venues yet!! All Over
5 Dec 2007 20:00
Cypress Avenue Cork, Cork
6 Dec 2007 20:00
Dolans Limerick, Limerick
7 Dec 2007 20:00
Roisin Dubh Galway, Galway
8 Dec 2007 20:00
Nerve Centre Derry, Northern Ireland
9 Dec 2007 20:00
Speakeasy Belfast, Northern Ireland

I reckon I'll be hitting Crawdaddy, as god knows what the deal is with UCD.

Here's another new Jape gem, a video for 'Floating', one of the standout tracks from his/their second album 'The Monkeys in the Zoo Have More Fun Than Me'.

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