GENTLEMEN’S CLUB – Debut Album Out April 9th, 2010
“Let’s Start A Fire Tonight” Single Out 26th March 2010
Sligo-based pop-punk masters The Dead Flags release their debut album, the blistering, energetic ‘Gentlemen’s Club’, on April 9th in Ireland. The band have gone from strength to strength over the past 18 months, picking up rave reviews, national airplay and a growing legion of fans with their constant touring and the release of the singles O My Love! O My God!! and Anymore and EP We’ve Got The Ways And The Means.
Produced by Karl Odlum (Ham Sandwich, The Frames, Fionn Regan) and mastered by Steve Rooke (Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, Last Shadow Puppets) at Abbey Road, the album showcases The Dead Flags at their absolute finest.
Featuring 12 tracks that range from manic rockers (Cheating On You, I Can’t Be Held Responsible) to hooky pop-songs (Girls, O My Love! O My God!!) to reflective bawlers (How Long?, I Know You Do) and full-on rockabilly work-outs (Woman!), Gentlemen’s Club captures the taut energy of The Dead Flags live show while highlighting the witty lyrics and vocal harmonies that are a hallmark of the band’s sound. The band cite Violent Femmes, Supergrass and Eels as key influences.
“We wanted to create an album that doesn’t let up”, lead vocalist and guitarist Billy Fitzgerald explains, “we write lean, catchy pop songs and we wanted to play to those strengths while showing how far we could take it over 40 minutes.” He and his band-mates Dave Power (bass, vocals) and Kevin Lowery (drums, vocals) have honed their craft with constant touring at home and with shows in Germany and Holland.
To celebrate the release of the album, The Dead Flags play Whelans, Dublin on Friday, April 16th before setting off on a national tour.
Friday 9th April: Baker Place, Limerick
Saturday 10th April: McGarrigle’s, Sligo
Thursday 15th April: Tower Records, Dublin (in-store, 6pm)
Friday 16th April: Whelans, Dublin
Saturday 17th April: The Chasin’ Bull, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Gentlemen’s Club is released in Ireland on Friday, April 9th 2009