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Our demo EP, A List Of Even Numbers is currently available on MySpace.
A recording with the new full band line-up is in the pipeline.

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Facts & Figures are not a natural collection of friends but a band put together through ads in papers and numbers scrawled on newspapers. We are multinational; older and younger; convinced that our songs are graceful and distinctive; and we are new. We include in our ranks Irishmen, an Australian and a Frenchman - a group that assembled between late 2005 and the early summer of 2006, while others arrived and departed. We strive not only to make melodic and varied music, but to instill a purpose into every second of every song. We believe in brevity and wit - the stories told, if we are to generalise, are about the horror of the last century's overarching narrative flow and the beauty, humour and violence of its myriad tributaries.

Facts & Figures is the creation of Pádraig Cooney, who left Dublin's Vasco Junior in late 2005 with a clutch of songs and the hope of finding the right people to bring them to life. First on the scene was Tom Kennedy, a Melburnian with an instinctive appreciation for bringing the best out a song through his guitar lines - sometimes delicate, other times dark and jagged. The two saw numerous bassists and drummers come and go before Xavier Guille of Marseille joined them one night and immediately gelled with his attacking and daring bass lines.

That was it for some months - finding a drummer wasn't easy in a drummer's market. A friend of the band (Epoch Rising's Derrick Tallon) helped to record a demo before Derek Thornton was recruited through a chain of events following the purchase of an old bike.

Immediately, Facts & Figures set about preparing their live show, and a month after Thornton's arrival, they debuted at Eamon Doran's in Temple Bar on the fourth of July, 2006.

If you decide to investigate, expect songs about the mad rush to lay claim to the disappearing trappings of modernity; the strange power wielded by a cruel heiress over her suitor; the murder of a revolutionary hero/villain; a Chistmas Carol journey taken with an alcoholic novelist; and the expulsion of a villified family from their home.

So that's it. Preposterous. Have a listen.