2PM in Flat 3B
2am In Flat 3b is the debut album by one of the UK's least likely groups- The Close-Ups. Dubbed 'the indie-pop Archies', the four piece cartoon band are the creation of English songwriter Carl Green and act as a surreal front for his musical partnership with teenage chanteuse Abby Connor. 'I write pop songs but don't want to be a pop star, so I found these kids who do lurking in the back of my head' states Carl by way of explanation of his animated alter egos. 'It's a mutually beneficial relationship...I get the power, they get the glory!' The album contains the highly collectable three vinyl only singles from the last two years (I'm On My Way, Mascara Dave and Felt Pen Steel Shutter), together with eleven new songs. Showcasing the band's blend of bubblegum, quirky pop and psychedelia, 2am In Flat 3b's subject matter includes work place perverts (Kidnap The Boss), unstable mothers (They Drove My Daddy Away), the joy of graffiti (Aerosol Boy) and imaginary lesbian encounters with 60's supermodels (Jean Shrimpton).