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“Never Give Up” marks the debut LP for international garage-rockers, Abjects. Formed in 2013 by Noemi (Guitar/Vox- Spain), Yuki (Bass/Vox- Japan) and Alice (Drums/Vox – Italy), the band grew a following from their home base of London with tours across the UK, Japan, EU, and US earning spots alongside the the 5.6.7.8.’s, Mikal Cronin, Shannon & the Clams, and La Luz with their quick, loud, edgy, and melodious garage-punk numbers. Their 11 new tracks explore both personal challenges and those they’ve observed with the rise of populist movements in post-Brexit London. As Noemi describes it, “The album is an amalgamation of tracks that illustrate our life journey in the last 5 years. Feelings of frustration and failure are shook off and translated into new challenges to overcome whilst having a lot of fun at it. We want people to have fun listening to our music, and to infuse others with energy, drive, and self¬-determination.”

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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”

Abjects, an all-girl London trio who have been recording for Pins’ own Haus of Pins label and they appear to be in their element as they run through an impressive set of edgy garage tunes, perky basslines washed over with lashings of blurry guitar.

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Abjects are a London-based trio, who are a walking celebration of the cities multi-cultural wonders. Composed of singer/guitarist Noemi from Spain, bassist Yuki from Japan and drummer Alice from Italy, the band are three citizens of the world, making joyous pop-songs with the arty edge you’d expect from a band who met while studying at Goldsmiths. This week the band have announced details of their debut album, “Never Give Up”, as well as sharing the rambunctious title track.

The track is a response to the complications thrown up by the rise of nationalistic, populist politics, and how sometimes, you just have to ignore them, “life is full of problems and obstacles, but we’re never going to give up having fun and living our lives the way we want”.

The track bounds in on a snare drum, so energetic that it seems to almost be jumping out of its stand, as Sleater Kinney-like guitar riffing, and shout-along Hinds-like vocals add some melodic to flare to the mix. Abjects are a band who look at the world’s problems and seem to refuse to be broken by them, their own kind of joyous, celebratory, revolution; if you can’t beat them, dance at them!

“Never Give Up” is out February 15th on Yipee Ki Yay.