It was the summer of 2005 when Abbie Gale’s debut, “Family Life”, was released from the independent label Vacant Records. The beloved, now, band from Patras, took its first steps with modesty and grace, creating a pleasant surprise and receiving dithyrambic reviews, which was rather expected, as the Greek indie scene needed more than ever, fresh sounds, original listenings and new faces.
The impressive thing about “Family Life” was that Abbie Gale managed to combine the freshness of an emerging band with a fullness that often characterizes groups that have long worked together and have matured. Ten tracks of pure pop, without unnecessary elements and fanfare, simple and effective arrangements and authentic lyrics dressed in bittersweet melodies that have found the perfect performance in Evira’s unique voice.
Inner Ear having released the last two albums of Abbie Gale, always wanted to add to its catalogue the little gem of “Family Life”, so it had acquired the rights to the album from 2007. At the end of last year the project of a reissue began, with enthusiasm and excitement from both Abbie Gale and Inner Ear. Sak (Raining Pleasure) did the new mixing and mastering and so the original recordings of “Family Life” gained the dynamics and the sound they deserved, without losing anything from the original magic of the album. The edition was completed with an original, minimal artwork made by db.