"Never Give Up" LP - February 15th, 2019
"Never Give Up" is the LP debut from Abjects-- a London based trio playing quick, loud and bold edgy garage tunes with Noemi (guitar/vox-- Spain), Yuki (bass/vox-- Japan) and Alice (drums/vox-- Italy) leading the charge. Its debut on February 15th, 2019 will be followed by select UK dates, a US tour between March 1st and March 22nd, European dates throughout the spring, and a tour of Japan in early summer.
In the first six months following the founding of their band back in 2013, they quickly rose up as a prominent garage punk band in the London and national UK live circuit supporting acclaimed acts like the Fat White Family (CAA), Mikal Cronin (Panache), and the Fresh and Onlys-- culminating in their first national tour of the UK with PINS (APA-Agency).
Shortly there after, they embarked on a tour of Japan where they shared bills with Japanese legend Guitar Wolf (APA-Agency). Upon their return to UK, Abjects made their first TV appearance at New Year’s World Rock Festival - a series of gigs filmed in New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Tai Pei, and London and screened during New Year’s Eve on Fuji TV in Japan. From there, they continued to tour regionally while supporting a range of great acts like the Gories (Paradigm Agency), the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Billions), La Luz (Panache), Shannon and the Clams (Ground Control), the Coathangers (Billions), Froth (Paradigm), Peach Kelli Pop, Kim & The Created, and more.
In early 2015, they paired a European tour across Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, and Spain with the release of their second EP, ’Gone’, on a limited edition 12” vinyl via Stolen Body Records. This caught the attention of New York City's Greenway Records who teamed up with Abjects to release the "Double Bind" 7" Single, which the band toured on in the US in March of 2016.
SXSW premiered the music video from the single in advance of the band's multiple dates in Austin, and the additional dates surround the southby week went very well most notably punctuated by a prominent spot on the Burger Records Hangover Festival alongside Hinds (United Talent Agency), Bleached (Paradigm Agency), the Spits (Ground Control), and more.
Following the success of their 2016 US tour, Abjects hit Japan a second time with dates in Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokosuka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe promoting their special Japanese version of ‘Double Bind’ and supporting the solo project of Yoshiko from The 18.104.22.168’s.
The band continued to stay active in the London and UK music community in 2017 with dates across the country, including alongside Colleen Green, LA Witch (Space Agency Booking), and also on the lineup of Bristol Psych Fest. They also entered the studio to knock out a number of tracks forming the basis for their debut LP entitled, "Never Give Up", set for release through Yippee Ki Yay Records of Austin, Texas and international distribution through Redeye Worldwide in October of 2018.
In addition to a spring tour of Europe, Abjects are also preparing to embark on a several week album-support tour through the US this fall.
FORMATS: Vinyl (Clear), CD, Digital
LABEL: Yippee Ki Yay Records
TITLE: "Never Give Up" LP
RELEASE DATE: February 15th, 2019
"Abjects has taken influence from everything from the classic surf era, ‘80s garage and punk through ‘90s grunge and art-rock but the sum of it all is unmistakably modern. "
"Abjects know how to have fun. It's there in the stage show, it's there in the videos and it's there in the band's music."
“ Their sound is bold, guitar-heavy and so edgy, you’d be afraid to reach out and touch it for fear of getting cut. Abjects are the kind of band that can restore faith in the future of exciting, authentic-feeling music ”