Belfast, County Down
“it all but seems no Irish three-piece, established or otherwise, mean it more than Abandcalledboy” - BRIAN CONEY, BBC ACROSS THE LINE
"These three lads put on probably the best live show we have seen from a new band ever.
Exhilarating, dangerous and downright entertaining. " - ALL GONE POP
"...uncompromising live presence with fearless youth energy bolstered by the kind of raw noise that wouldn’t sound out of place on an Albini-recorded Sub Pop compilation." - LIVE4EVER, DANIEL ROBINSON
Abandcalledboy are trio from Northern Ireland. Melding the aggression of Punk Rock and Noise Rock with the more technical intricacies of Prog Rock, they are well known for their "Exhilarating, dangerous and downright entertaining" live shows and “Equal parts fierce, intricate and hook-filled” songs. The band 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 to name a few.
2012 seen bassist Mark Finnegan join the band and almost straight away the band wrote new material and embarked on a full Irish Tour at the end of the year. Now, the band are to release their debut EP 'Dead Academics' on Irish independent label 'Chew Your Own Fat' and have another larger Irish Tour booked for March, alongside new label mates 'Val Normal'.
With the band setting their sights on the UK & Europe and working towards a larger EP release at the end of the year, this band shows no signs of slowing down.
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