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Able’s Army are a band of indie rock and roll revivalists from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, for fans of The Cribs, Artic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand. Mike Foy (guitar & vocals), James Livesey (bass & vocals) and George Corless (drums) met whilst working together at their local cinema and after bonding over a shared love of Bowie, Britpop and The Beatles, they formed the band.
After a prolonged period of drunken strumming in each other’s bedrooms, Able’s Army came together in earnest in October 2016. Since then the band have worked tirelessly, playing anywhere and everywhere across the North of England, to carve a name for themselves as a formidable live act. As well as sharing stages with some of the country’s best up and coming bands (such as Marsicans, No Hot Ashes and Cabbage) 2017 also saw the boys win the Bingley Music Live emerging talent competition, earning a slot at this year’s festival alongside Manic Street Preachers, Peter Doherty and British Sea Power amongst many others.
To cap off a hectic freshman year, Able’s Army are set to release their next single Crawl on December 16th, the track will be available online from all major music platforms and on limited edition CD at live shows.
Crawl is a three-minute slice of riffy indie-rock for anyone who’s ever been faced with the conundrum of growing up or going out. Crawl follows previous singles Astronaut and The Brewery Tour and was produced by Earl Haig, from psych-folk band Maia, earlier this year at his home studio in Leeds.
In celebration of the release the band will be hosting a huge show at Huddersfield’s The Parish with support from fellow Hudd-rats Palmes & Mahatma Raindrop as well as special guests Deep.Sleep.
“Brilliant, full of youthful exuberance” Alan Raw, BBC Introducing
“A stomping roar or indie rock” - The Devil’s Tuna Blog
"Balancing harmonies, riffs and intricate lead guitar – the band have such potential" - Halfway To Nowhere Blog
"Reinvented indie rock n roll for a new generation" - Chloe Glover, Huddersfield Examiner
"Indie rock and roll with great hair" - Double Tap Collective
"Coolest band of the day" - Shane Lee, Hebden FM
"Man, I really like that little souvenir song lad." - Adam Smith, Temples