Album of the year?! Awards?! New video imminent?!

So 2012 is in the books and what a year it was for us FDCs. The “end of year” lists have been made and we’re humbled by the overall feedback and accolades for our debut LP “Recognise”. We’re proud to say that we handled every single aspect of the album from the conception of the songs, to the recording, the mastering, the artwork, the pressing, the promotion and everything else that comes along with the territory. We didn’t go cap-in-hand to anyone, it was a 100% DIY labour of love in every sense of the word. We were pretty much ignored by the mainstream music press (shock! horror!) but the response we received from the underground was phenomenal and it was all capped off with us receiving the only rock and roll award that truly means anything to a band like us…. We won Uber Rock’s “Album Of The Year” beating off stiff competition from the likes of The Hives, Soundgarden, Ginger Wildheart and our buds The Hip Priests. Coming from guys who really know their music and also just happen to run the most popular rock website in the UK, it meant a lot to us. Check it out HERE.

We’ve also been nominated for “Best Band”, “Best Album” and “Best Bassist” in the Pure Rawk Awards. You can vote for us, or indeed anyone else HERE.

After a hectic six months of gigging in the wake of the album release, we’ve just started writing and rehearsing again. If you’re lucky, we may very well slip in a new song or two at one of our next gigs…..

Friday 22nd February at The Sitwell Tavern, Derby (with Captain Horizon)

Saturday 23rd February at The Snooty Fox, Wakefield (with King Nothing)

Sunday 24th February at The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (with Greenwood Park)

We’re currently booking more shows for 2013. Want us in your town? Contact Helen Robinson (helen@aandrinc.co.uk

Stay tuned in February for a brand new pop video for “From The Shadows”…..

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