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Mike Cavendish - Bass
Jonathon 'Jono' David - Drums
Alex 'Russ' Russo - Guitars
Alex 'Woody' Woodward - Vocals
2007 has been an eventful year for Brisbane four-piece, Postcards For Abby having brought about several changes, including several name changes and the addition of new bass player, Mike Cavendish, former bassist of rock outfit The Butterfly Effect. Aside from that, Postcards For Abby have spent much of the year writing and recording material for their debut self-titled EP, set to be unleashed in October.
"Russ and I used to jam in a band with other people throughout High School then last year he and our old bassist contacted me and asked me to join their band they had started with Jono", says Woody of the band's formation in 2005. "Mike, our new bassist, has been a family friend of since I can remember."
Initially forming under the guise 'The End Moraine', the boys decided on a name change after realising the hardship that came with people trying to spell it. "I basically had a whole heap of keywords when brainstorming a name for the band," says Alex (Russo) of the origination of the band's new and current name. "One of them was 'Postcards' and the 'Abby' comes from reference to the Beatles song 'Abbey Road', only spelt differently."
Musically, Postcards For Abby have been likened to bands such as Incubus and Bloc Party. "We get people saying we sound like Incubus a lot... which is great because they're such a big influence on our music", says guitarist, Alex (Russo). "It's quite flattering because they're our favourite band", adds Mike. "Energetic, atmospheric, melodic, rock, something you don't hear in Australian bands", describes Woody of the band's unique alternative rock sound.
The band's live show is just as equally unique as is their musical prowess. "Fans can expect to 'want to get naked'," jokes Mike. "Fans will get a performance, not just a gig," adds Woody with fasterlouder.com.au describing it as "live, powerful energy and tight". And on the live circuit, Postcards For Abby are already starting to build a name for themselves after already supporting artists including The Hot Lies, Avalon Drive, Dead Letter Circus and Stealing O'Neal.
Now with their debut self-titled EP release set for national release on October 6 2007, the band are "piss my panties" excited to finally be "getting something out there that you've put a lot of time and effort into," says Alex (Russo).
"It's different as well but generic enough so grandmas will tap their walking stick and say "f*ck ABBA, I want PFA!"
'Postcards For Abby' self-titled EP instores October 6 through AAA Entertainment/Amphead
Single 'Second Time Lucky' at radio September 10
Tour dates are:Thursday November 8: The Espy, Melbourne, VIC (18+)
Wednesday November 14: The Annandale, Sydney, NSW (18+)
'Postcards For Abby' self-titled EP in stores and iTunes October 6
Interview with Postcards For Abby - www.girl.com.au/postcards-for-abby.htm