Alright?! Good! We are too. Thanks for asking. Well, we hadn’t updated the news section since the album was released a couple of months ago, so we felt that it was about time to check back in. Of course, you can follow (and probably/hopefully are already) our daily exploits on Facebook and Twitter for more up to the minute updates. As an addition to those, we now also have a JD & the FDCs smartphone app! Hit the following link whilst on your iPhone/iPad/Blackberry/Nokia 3310 and watch the magic happen: http://www.bandapp.com/jdandthefdcs
(Or alternatively, hit the link whilst on your PC and watch nothing happen).
So, the “Recognise” album eh? Well, except for a crucifixion at the hands of a very well known punk news website, we’ve seen at least twenty other reviews so far that have given our debut LP glowing reports. They’ve all been either 4 or 5 stars or 8’s and 9’s out of 10. (We’ve archived as many as possible in the “Press” section). But most importantly, the feedback that we have had from YOU LOT has been incredible. Seriously, we’ve been overwhelmed. We’ve had some fantastic gigs recently and we love hearing all about everyone’s favourite tracks, which songs you’d like to hear live and which other bands we remind you of. If anybody tells you that the CD format is dead and that people prefer digital downloads these days, then they are dead WRONG. This has easily been the best selling physical album so far in all of our careers and we’re slowly but surely managing to pay off the debts that enabled us to make “Recognise” a reality. And don’t forget, you get eleven tracks on the CD version and only ten songs via download from iTunes or Amazon. Buy the CD right HERE
with free shipping within the UK.
But the album is mainly an advertising tool for people to buy a ticket and come on out and see us play live. At least that’s the old school way of thinking anyway! So we’ve been doing lots of press and radio interviews and shouting about it from the rooftops. We’ve had some great gigs recently in Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and York and big fun in smaller towns like Whalley (Lancs) and Raunds (Northants). The second annual New Disorder Festival last week was once again a highlight of our year and we’re proud to have played a small part in helping to raise almost £3000 for the RACPA charity.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking the “Recognise” tour to Ipswich (with the East Town Pirates), to our first ever London headlining show (with the Dead Identities and Stereo Juggernaut), to Birmingham, Mansfield and Grimsby (all with the legendary Heavy Metal Kids), and to Nottingham, Leicester, Manchester and Liverpool (with Jett Black). All information is on the “Gigs” page.
Speaking of which, we’re really proud to make an announcement which is somewhat of a landmark for a band of any musical genre. On Saturday November 3rd, in association with Emma Scott Presents, we will be headlining the O2 Academy in Birmingham. We’re honoured to be given this responsibility, but we’re going to be needing all hands on deck from Team Honey Badger. If you’ve been meaning to drag all of your friends to an FDCs show in 2012, then THIS is the one to take them to! To headline any one of the Academy venues is a big deal to us and as it’s not even in our hometown, we’re going to be pulling out all the stops for this one and making sure that it’s a very special night! Keep your eyes peeled for more information on tickets etc.
Give thanks, stay positive! JD.
You can download the 10 track “Recognise” album from these places:
iTunes UK (£7.90)
iTunes US ($9.90)
CD Baby ($9.99)