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From David Couse's MySpace page:
A House formed in 1985 and it only took the release of two independent singles to convince the great Geoff Travis, of Rough Trade to sign them to his Blanco y Negro label. Their debut album, On Our Big Fat Merry Go Round was also released on Sire in the U.S. and the single Call Me Blue reached no. 3 in the Billboard College Charts in 1989 on the back of a U.S. tour with The Go-Betweens. Back home in Ireland and in the UK, A House went on to achieve great critical success with the release of their next four albums along with high-billing at festivals like Reading, Feile and Phoenix. Several sessions for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show were recorded and the legendary man gave them great support and encouragement. After releasing their 5th album No More Apologies, A House bade fond farewell in simple style, in the company of all those who loved them at Dublin's Olympia Theatre in May 1997. All told, the story of A House is one of triumph, because survival for such a long time in the music industry must be seen to be just that. A retrospective anthology of A House, called The Way We Were appeared in 2002 on EMI / Setanta.