Fight Like Apes have conjured up a novel way to launch their new self-titled album next month.

Instead of a bogstandard tour, they are bringing their audiences to them when they take up residency at Charleville Castle in Tullamore for three nights.

The Dublin band will play at the venue - the same place that the Castlepalooza festival takes place, FYI - on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

They're organising buses from Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast to ship fans in - but there must be 50 people on each bus, however, before it departs.

Buses leave from:

Dublin (The Custom House, Custom House Quay) @ 8pm THURS / FRI / SAT
Cork (St Patrick's Quay, across from The Metropole Hotel) @ 7pm THURS / FRI / SAT
Galway (The Cathedral) @ 7.30pm THURS / FRI / SAT
Limerick (Strand Hotel, Ennis Road) @ 7.30pm - THURS ONLY
Belfast (The Europa Hotel) @ 6.30pm - FRI ONLY
Buses will return from Charleville Castle at 1:30 / 2am each night

What's more, the gigs - which are BYOB and start at 10.30pm each night - will be a 'full on masks and cloaks' affair and attendees will be emailed a link to print off their very own mask.

Tickets are €33 including booking fee and on sale via now.

The album, 'Fight Like Apes', is released on May 15th.

If you didn't take all of that in - and even if you did - watch May-Kay and Pockets from the band explain the concept in the video below: