For Abel

For Abel

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
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Glasgow based band FOR ABEL hail from eclectic musical corners of the U.K, creating epic sounds with soaring guitar riffs and punching rhythm, complimented with lovelorn, poetic diatribe of Yorkshire born Rob Armstrong, they strive to make a connection with audiences through their words, music and intense live performances.

Biography

Glasgow based band FOR ABEL hail from eclectic musical corners of the U.K, creating epic sounds with soaring guitar riffs and punching rhythm, complimented with lovelorn, poetic diatribe of Yorkshire born Rob Armstrong, they strive to make a connection with audiences through their words, music and intense live performances.

"Insanely catchy… they recall indie stalwarts such as The Wedding Present and Joy Division with an intense, vocal melancholia set to driving guitars. I suggest you investigate, before they drop what promises to be an ace debut album." Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland

“For Abel deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the best of British indie bands. Give it time and people will revere them...” Chris Martin, NME Radio

For Abel release their debut album, ‘Greater Inventions’, on 16th May. We’re not going to be shy. The album is magnificent. Vic Galloway was right

But rather than bore you with superlatives, we’ll stick to the facts.

The album follows 2 singles released on Art Goes Pop which gained radio play from BBC Radio 1 & 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Vic Galloway, Huw Stephens, Colin Murray, Tom Robinson and Jim Gellatly as well as NME radio’s Chris Martin and XFM. Press has included Artrocker, The Skinny and Rolling Stone Italy. Video plays include Channel M, MTV2 and Popmorphic.

Highlights include playing Glastonbury, Rockness, SxSW Texas, GoNorth, In The City Manchester and 2 successful U.K tours with Select Booking Agency. For Abel also won the Magnus Magnusson award and recording of the album also attracted funding from Creative Scotland. For Abel feature on the current Strummerville compilation and appeared on Artrocker’s ‘Jail Guitar Doors’ compilation.

Discography

e.p Telephone- Art Goes Pop 2009
e.p On T.V- Art Goes Pop 2010
Debut Album- Greater Inventions- Flowers In The Dustbin 2011