The Flaws

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The Flaws
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Background information
Origin Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
Genres Indie-Rock
Years active 2004 – present
Labels Arrivals Records
Members Paul Finn
Shane Malone
Paul Mallon
Past members Stephen Finnegan
Colin Berrill
Dane McMahon

The Flaws are an Irish indie-rock quartet, hailing from Carrickmacross in County Monaghan. The band released their debut EP in Summer 2005 and have since released three full-length studio albums.

The Flaws consist of: Paul Finn on Vocals/Guitar, Paul Mallon on Bass/Backing Vocals, Shane Malone, Lead Guitar and drummer Colin Berrill.



The group originally went to school together in Carrickmacross but only formed a band in Spring 2004. The Flaws had their most extensive tour to date during Summer 2005 around Ireland with Dublin band Delorentos and Belfast indie outfit Fast Emperors. In early 2007 original drummer, founding member Stephen Finnegan left the band for personal reasons.[1]


The Flaws played the Crawdaddy Stage of Electric Picnic at 13:15 on Sunday September 2, 2007. They did an instore in BPM in Wexford on Sunday October 28 at 15:30. They played "Rock 'N Roulette" on The Podge and Rodge Show on Tuesday November 20.[when?] The Flaws were nominated for two Meteor Awards in the categories "Best Irish Album", and "Best Irish Band" at the 2008 Meteor Awards. Their debut album, Achieving Vagueness was also nominated for the Choice Music Prize. The list of 2008 festival appearances for the band includes a return to the Electric Picnic and slots at Glastonbury, Indie-pendence and Castlepalooza. The Flaws have also had their music played on a number of radio stations and music channels in Italy.


The Flaws's four-track EP was recorded in Tumbleweed Studios in Dundalk, County Louth. National commercial radio station Today FM broadcast the track on Alison Curtis's The Last Splash programme, in which she described the lead track "16" as "brilliant". The EP also includes the tracks "Idolise", "Everybody's Got to be Somewhere" and "Fed to the Lions". Their debut album, Achieving Vagueness was released on September 14, 2007 to critical acclaim. A Choice Music Prize nomination for the album followed on January 10, 2008. Their debut album was recorded and mixed by acclaimed Irish producer Gareth Mannix (Republic of Loose/Delorentos/Director).

October 2010 saw the release of the group's second album, Constant Adventure. The Flaws went on an hiatus for 2 years, infrequently releasing singles until they announced that they would release a third record. "Springtime For The Flaws", was released April 24th, 2015.



  • No Room (March 2006)
  • Out Tonight (June 2006)
  • Sixteen (May 2007, IRE No. 29)
  • 1981 (July 2007)
  • You and I (November 2007)
  • I Don't Wanna Dance (September 2009)
  • Part of You (October 2010)
  • Make Good (February 2011)
  • Constant Adventure (June 2011)
  • Million Miles (May 2012)
  • Let's Fight (July 2012)
  • Animals (September 2014)
  • That's What You Get (February 2015)


  1. ^ ",Band Of The Week, The Flaws". music. blogcritics. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  • Hotpress Yearbook 2007, 2008

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