The Flaws

The Flaws

 Dundalk, Leinster, IRL
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The Flaws are an Indie Pop band from Ireland, who released their debut album on 14th of September 2007. The album's first 3 singles went on to chart in Ireland and the album was nominated for best album at the Meteors and the Choice Music Prize.

Biography

The Flaws exploded onto the Irish music scene in late 2007 when their debut long
player ‘Achieving Vagueness’ was released to universal critical acclaim. It entered the Irish
Top 20 and lead to both Choice and Meteor nominations. Having toured the debut for over 18
months solid playing some amazing shows across the country including memorable sets at
Glastonbury, Electric Picnic ’08 and Oxegen the band took a well deserved break.

In October 2010 the band released their new album ‘Constant Adventure’. This much
anticipated second album was recorded at Tumbleweed Studios in Dundalk, was self produced
and mixed and engineered by Jason Varley. The end result showcased just how much The
Flaws have grown as a band, track after track boasts beautiful harmonies and dazzles with
glittering guitars.

With the departure of original bass player Dane McMahon in early 2012 the band were
compelled to look themselves squarely in the eye. They did what they have always done best.
They sat down and wrote some dazzling new songs. One of these was Let's Fight and working
with producer Rob Kirwan over the course of a couple of days in late May the band beat, welded
and angle-ground the raw material of the song into their toughest, punchiest (excuse the pun)
track to date. Under an exterior made from solid muscle the hallmarks of the band's sound are
there, Colin Berrill's relentless drum attack, Paul mallon's pulsing bass, the soaring harmonies,
and the sumptuous melodic interplay between Paul Finn and Shane Malone's guitars. With
more fantastic songs in their arsenal it's safe to say that The Flaws are back and this time the
gloves are off.

What the Press Say:

‘a sumptuous slice of classy pop rock’ Jackie Hayden Hot Press
‘Such grace and elegance doesn’t come without the careful nurturing of creative aspirations’
Jackie Hayden Hot Press
Constant Adventure…………….’is a hugely confident step forward……..’ Lauren Murphy Irish
Times ***
‘a serious of delightful radio friendly pop songs that ………..sound fresh and beguiling’,
Eamon Carr The Herald
‘The Flaws deserve to be heard’, Eamon Carr The Herald

For more info go to www.theflaws.com
Management: Greg McAteer - management@theflaws.com - 087 2509361
Press: Lisa Turner - lisa@theflaws.com - 087 9945878

Lyrics

1981

Written By: Paul Finn

you want to retire, and make plans for your youth
or you want to try her, she's that subtle excuse that
when your not your why, or your not sure what i know
while achieving nothing. by finding homes in places we wont go

in 1981 i caught a glimpse of innosence
that has long since left, living with old regrets

your gonna expire, she's not built from experience
but your dying to try her, she's that subtle excuse that
when your not sure why, or not sure what i know
we're achieving nothing, but i never thought that we'd find ourselves now

in 1981 i caught a glimpse of innocence
that has long since left, living with no regrets

in 1981 i caught a glimpse of innosence
that has long since left, living with old regrets
cause in 1981 i saw this run in front of my eyes for the first time.

and this has taken me right back
this has taken me right back.

Discography

The Flaws (EP) : June 2005
No Room (single) : March 2006
Out Tonight (single) : July 2006
Sixteen (single): May 2007
1981 (single) : July 2007
Achieving Vagueness (LP) : September 2007
You & I (single) : November 2007

Constant Adventure (LP) 2010

Million Miles (single) May 2012
Lets Fight (single) July 2012

Set List

Average Set = 50 mins

A falling out
Stretch of the evening
Idolise
You and I
Quit holding your breath
Slow dance
Emotional well
Million miles
Make good
Let's fight
Life's great
Sixteen
Out tonight
Throwaway
In libraries
Part of you
Vaudeville
1981