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Flowers In The Dustbin records
16th May 2011
"Insanely catchy… they recall indie stalwarts such as The Wedding Present and Joy Division with an intense, vocal melancholia set to driving guitars. I suggest you investigate, before they drop what promises to be an ace debut album." Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland
“For Abel deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the best of British indie bands. Give it time and people will revere them...” Chris Martin, NME Radio
For Abel release their debut album, ‘Greater Inventions’, on 16th May. We’re not going to be shy. The album is magnificent. Vic Galloway was right!
But rather than bore you with superlatives, we’ll stick to the facts.
The album follows 2 singles released on Art Goes Pop which gained radio play from BBC Radio 1 & 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Vic Galloway, Huw Stephens, Colin Murray, Tom Robinson and Jim Gellatly as well as NME radio’s Chris Martin and XFM. Press has included Artrocker, The Skinny and Rolling Stone Italy. Video plays include Channel M, MTV2 and Popmorphic.
Highlights include playing Glastonbury, Rockness, SxSW Texas, GoNorth, In The City Manchester and 2 successful U.K tours with Select Booking Agency. For Abel also won the Magnus Magnusson award and recording of the album also attracted funding from Creative Scotland. For Abel feature on the current Strummerville compilation and appeared on Artrocker’s ‘Jail Guitar Doors’ compilation.
To support the album release the band are heading out on a UK tour where people will have the exclusive opportunity to buy the album ahead of it’s official release date. Venues include King Tuts (Glasgow), Voodoo Rooms (Edinburgh), O2 (Birmingham), The Well (Leeds), Troff (Manchester) and Buffalo Bar (London).
A single, ‘Yorkshire’, will be released summer 2011 on Flowers In The Dustbin.
The band have signed a production deal with Universal Publishing Productions through Lo Recordings which has already seen ‘On T.V’ featured in Channel 4’s ‘Fifa Road To The World Cup’ documentary and album opener ‘Telephone’ feature on the next Lo Editions Indie Circuit mail out.
‘Greater Inventions’ was produced by Green Door Studios’ Sam Smith.
Flowers In The Dustbin first stumbled across For Abel in their original incarnation as Nacional. We have been fans since the band formed. Flowers in the Dustbin is a multi media collective. To date we have released 8 singles/eps and 1 novel, including in 2011 the debut singles from Nevada Base and Mummy Short Arms. For Abel – Greater Inventions is Flowers 10 (the Maradona of our releases).
FOR ABEL REVIEWS
“For Abel (****) sound primed for bigger things. The contrast between Rob Armstrong’s poised croon and the furious-squall whipped up by the band is a winning formula owing much to noisy-indie pioneers The Wedding Present… Anticipation for their debut full-length (due soon) is sky-high and rising.” The Skinny
"…indie pop excellence" Jim Gellatly
“I hear Morrissey. I hear Joy Division and New Order. I hear The Wedding Present.
That is not intended as a slight. Rather, it should be viewed as a big slice of Compliment. For Abel are no wannabee imitators or charlatan impostors. They definitely have the potential to take the sound forward…” Loud Horizon
FUTURE FOR ABEL DATES:
24th March GLASGOW King Tuts
25th March EDINBURGH The Voodoo Room’s
26th March LESLIE The Greenside Hotel
2nd April LEEDS The Well
3rd April 3 LONDON, CLUB FANDANGO @ Buffalo Bar
6th April BIRMINGHAM The O2
8th April MANCHESTER Troff
FOR ABEL are:
Robert Armstrong (voc)
Colin Healy (gtr)
Michael O'Hara (drums)
1. Telephone 2. I Want To See You Sway 3. On TV 4. Yorksire 5. First Killing
6. Lucas 7. Chorus 8. You Wear It Well 9. Broken Hands 10. Forward Killing
Flowers In The Dustbin
...This is OUR religion!
A joy akin to the Stone Roses debut album