That's where they met up with famous Amsterdam punkrockers NRA, from whom the singer went so crazy when Absconded played 'bloodstains' from agent orange that he had to go to the hospital with major injuries. This was the beginning of a long-lasting friendship between the two bands. Together with NRA, Absconded played over 150 shows everywhere in Holland, including a European tour and a show at the Dynamo Open Air festival in 1995. Within 4 years, Absconded had managed to play with bands like SNFU, Supersuckers, Lagwagon, Strung Out, New Bomb Turks, No Fun At All, Down by Law and Burning Heads without even ever releasing something like a demotape! In 1995 Absconded did their first recordings which was released on Bits of Noise comp 2, on WRF records.
Two songs were put on a split single together with a japanese band called Beyond Description, which was released on Wicked Witch label. In 1996 they recorded their first full length album Five Year Plan, which was recorded at Studio Landscape and released on We Bite records. That album got airplay on national radio, at the VPRO as 'le disc pop de la semaine', they also did a live recording session at the VPRO studio together with the Heideroosjes. Unfortunately, the album didn't sell as well as it was supposed to be doing and Absconded was without a label the next year.
The second album Time to Waste was never released, although rough live versions of a few songs were released on the Holland Sux comp on Bitzcore records and one song was released on Rats 'n Dikes comp on Out of Step records. Internal struggles in the band finally led to the demise of Absconded in 1998, although at the time they still played some great shows in fully packed places. Unbelievable to many fans, but Absconded had absconded. Now, after almost seven years in tibet Absconded is getting back together.
Gaining experience by playing in other bands like Bangkok Chick Boys, Stella Reeves, Chuck loves Candy and Diagnosis Murder, Absconded is older and wiser, faster and better than ever! Still wanting to release a second full length album, they're going back in the rehearsal studio next year to create and record new songs. Better be ready! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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