Dundalk Co. Louth Ireland
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The Flaws, a four-piece from Co Monaghan, Ireland released their debut self financed EP in the summer of 2005. The 4 track EP won a host of admirers with tunes like 'Sixteen', & 'Idolise'. National airplay quickly followed on Today FM with presenter Alison Curtis describing the lead track ‘Sixteen’ as “brilliant, one of the best Irish tracks of 2005”.
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A hugely successful set at the 2005 Hard Working Class Hero's festival has seen them hailed as one of the top 3 bands of the weekend in the Irish Times and helped them garner support slots with the likes of Nine Black Alps and Nada Surf.
Their debut single ‘No Room’ was released in Ireland in March ‘06 as a calling card and was limited to 1,000 copies. It won many fine reviews as did the bands live performances. They took to the road for a 6 date tour and warmed up with some U.K shows in March with Nightmare of You.
The Flaws toured Ireland in June ’06 to support a free download track “Out Tonight”, recorded their first 2FM session and took part in the Nokia New Music Tour alongside Director, The Blizzards and The Marshals. A flurry of pre-christmas activity with a Club NME headliner and 17 live dates including tours with both Director and Polytechnic saw a busy end to 2006. They performed some ‘noisy, dirty rock n’ roll ‘(as described by John Kelly himself) on ‘Other Voices’ which was broadcast on RTE Two in February ‘07 along with performances from Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Director, and Cerys Matthews.
A festival date in Bologna at ‘Irlanda In Festa’ on 17th of March saw The Flaws play Italy for the first time. Other Irish artists that performed at the festival included Joe Chester and Interference.
‘Sixteen’ was released in May ‘07. The single was recorded at Grouse Lodge studios and mixed at Apollo in Dublin by acclaimed producer Gareth Mannix (Director/Republic Of Loose/Delorentos). ’Sixteen’, has long been a live favorite with it’s instantly hummable melody and sees lyricist Paul Finn delve deep into the darkest thoughts of his mind’s psyche to bring us an infectious indie pop tune of the highest calibre. To coincide the band toured around the country on the 2FM 2moro tour with Giveamanakick and Messiah J and the Expert and the single went top 30 in Ireland. The brilliant self funded video for the single received extensive rotation on Channel 6.
The Flaws released the graceful ‘1981’ in July ‘07. The single taken from the forthcoming debut album ‘Achieving Vagueness’, which is due for release on 14th September was also recorded at Grouse Lodge and mixed at Apollo by Mannix . It will be available to download from various digital music services worldwide including itunes and at record stores nationwide.
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