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”.
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
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.
DUBLIN MAGAZINE - "a serious contender for best Irish album of
IN-FLIGHT MAGAZINE - "one of the best Irish debut albums of
recent times. Without a doubt."
IRISH INDEPENDNT**** - "Absolutely Flawless: The Irish band to
watch in 2008"