Hailing from London, Brain Ape was formed on the 1st of January 2012 by front-man Minky Très-vain and bassist Sol Alex Albret.
The band released their first album, ‘Dara O'’, in 2014 and made clear that they were a group happy to release material very unsuited for mainstream radio. The record, with its lo-fi production, received no critical acclaim and went ignored by the world, much to the band’s delight. Spawning four singles despite poor sales, ‘Dara O’’ cemented Brain Ape as a band guided by artistic integrity rather than billboard charting. Three years later, Brain Ape released their second album ‘Auslander’; a record which marked a shift in the band’s sound. Although they were still unfazed by the prospect of displeasing the many, ‘Auslander’ succeeded in showing a Brain Ape capable of making radio-friendly material written on the band’s own terms. Since the release of their second record, the band have been gaining a reputation as a fierce live act, whose shows are threatened with smashed gear, moshing crowds, and a stage-diving frontman. Brain Ape are ready to sell out. Souls will go to the highest bidder.