Watch, Listen & Learn: A Belter From Blondes And Some Animal Facts


Blondes are back with new track Persuasion. Yes! Corr this is all a bit gritty isn't it? And it keeps on giving too, ending up on some pretty ecstatic shores. This is quite the belter. The accompanying video is very heavy on the primate material though, so if that's not your thing, then for the love of God look away now.

If you are into the animal group to which we as a species belong and would like to learn more about our closest beastial brethren, then read on.

"There are more 300 species of primates in the worldfrom humans and apes to monkeys and prosimians ("premonkeys")…. The smallest primate is the pygmy mouse lemur, which can fit in the palm of your hand. The largest—the gorilla—can weigh more than 400 pounds. Most primates live in warm climates, and most depend on forests for their survival."

A lot of people might have trouble distinguishing between what is a monkey and what is an ape- we are the latter. Among our ape-ish cousins are the great apes: orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos; and lesser apes (still good though): gibbons and siamangs. Monkeys include: baboons, macaques, and colobus monkeys, marmosets, tamarins, and capuchins live in South and Central America. And the weird not-quite-monkey group includes: lemurs, lorises and tarsiers.

"The most obvious differences between apes and monkeys are: apes don't have tails, and they are generally larger than most other primates. Like most rules, this one has exceptions: some monkeys lack tails and some are large. Gibbons, considered to be lesser apes, are smaller than some monkeys. Apes rely more on vision than smell, and their noses are short and broad, rather than snoutlike. Apes are capable of creating tools and using language. They have complex social lives and are capable thinkers and problem-solvers."

So there you go, and now you're good to listen to the record:

Find out more about primates here. Oh and more about the amazing music of Blondes here.