Monday, October 21, 2013

The Flatmates...

Last Saturday night found us on the dark streets of Shawlands to witness the triumphant return of mid 80's indie darlings, The Flatmates. The Glad Cafe paid host to the most C86 band not to appear on the legendary NME album. By their own admission they were/are "indie pop to the core" and the small crowd at The Glad Cafe took them to their hearts.

The new lineup features original members Martin Whitehead and Rocker who are joined by drummer Brian, bass player Verity and new singer Lisa Bouvier, who although feeling the after effects of dicovering Buckfast the previous day performed brilliantly. Energetic, lively, lovely and a vocal that complemented The Flatmates sound perfectly. The set was a mix of old and new with personal fave "I Could Be In Heaven" saved for the end of a great set.

Like one of their many influences, The Modern Lovers, before them The Flatmates sadly did not achieve any chart success but paved the way for subsequent bands like The Primitives and The Darling Buds who followed on and took The Flatmates sound into the charts.


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  3. I'm so glad to see all those C86 - bands reforming: have a closer look at who is playing the UK within the next two weeks for John Peel tribute things (@ Webbie's "Football & Music" for example) and your jaws will drop! Unbelievable indeed .... if only I could be in the UK for at least one of those gigs!