Info: At the start of last month I did an introductory piece on Northern Irish rockers Abandcalledboy and their excellent video / track, 'Cliff Richard'. The band have now completed recording of their second self-titled E.P. which contains 7 hard hitting tracks, and doesn't disappoint. Describing themselves as similar to early Biffy Clyro, Reuben, Husker Du and Kerbdog, I can also see musical similarities with Californian hard rockers, Queens of the Stone Age. The E.P. will be released on the 8th of April on the Dead Academic Records label which will be followed by a U.K. Tour. The E.P. contains the aforementioned 'Cliff Richard' (see below) which was unsurprisingly the Hot Press music video of the fortnight in February. Other stand out tracks on the forthcoming release are opening track 'Another Meat Industry' and 'Serotonin' combining fast-paced drums and electrifying guitar in addition to the customary humour in the lyrics. Fingers crossed we'll see the guys in Dublin at some stage this year and maybe get to do a bit of crowd-surfing!
So what's the deal with Abandcalledboy? Abandcalledboy are an Alt-Rock three piece from Northern Ireland. They have been featured on BBC 6 Music 'Introducing with Tom Robinson', BBC Radio 1 on the ‘Introducing show with Phil Taggart’, BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Across the Line’ and have shared a stage with bands including: Rolo Tomassi, The Futureheads, And So I Watch You From Afar, LaFaro and Fighting With Wire.
The band have been constantly touring Ireland since bassist Mark Finnegan joined in late 2012. Debut EP 'Dead Academics' was released in early 2013 on Irish label Chew Your Own Fat to critical acclaim. April 2014 will see the band release their biggest release to date, a self-titled 7-track EP. The band will complete their first UK Tour in April 2014 and have already planned to return at the end of the year. In February 2014 new single "Cliff Richard" was selected by Hot Press magazine as their 'Video Of The Fortnight'.
Abandcalledboy are Ryan Burrowes, Adam Smith and Mark Finnegan and you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and check out their Bandcamp & SoundCloud pages too: