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Flatcat

Flatcat

Flatcat


The band Flatcat hails from the Belgian Bruges area. They soon started to emerge above the average mid '90 Belgian punkrockband: good songs, a strong live reputation and lots of humor in the set is what distinguished them from their competitors. This also caught the attention abroad. The band toured Brasil twice (in 2001 and 2002) in order to promote their debut album "Better Luck Next Time", and this automatically led to extra publicity and coverage in their own country. Read more on Last.fm
The band Flatcat hails from the Belgian Bruges area. They soon started to emerge above the average mid '90 Belgian punkrockband: good songs, a strong live reputation and lots of humor in the set is what distinguished them from their competitors. This also caught the attention abroad. The band toured Brasil twice (in 2001 and 2002) in order to promote their debut album "Better Luck Next Time", and this automatically led to extra publicity and coverage in their own country. The band played every club, every youth house and almost every small and midscale festival! The sales figures of "the white album" exceeded all expectations, and even in Brasil the record sold well.

Flatcat received numerous record deal offers but decided to remain loyal to EyeSpy Records, their Belgian label home since day one. The release party was played to a full house, more than 1000 people attended the show, unseen in Belgium for an independent band. When the first single "Hear Tonight" was picked up by Belgian national alternative radiostation Studio Brussel, it then appeared that the intensive touring had created a huge fanbase. Flatcat was ready to cross the punkrockboundaries. The single reached spot 9 in De Afrekening, the alternative charts of the nationally state owned radiostation Studio Brussel.

The videoclip of the second single "Wait and See" got high rotation on both TMF (MTV Networks Benelux) and JIM TV. Not only in the media did the band do well, but the bigger festivals also started to get interested in the band. Flatcat played excellent sets on Pukkelpop, Dour, Rock Herk, Suikerrock, ... The releaseparty not only got bigger but a lot crazier: they had a limo parked on stage, female dancers performing in bikini and again a sold out venue. It wouldn’t take long before this all paid off: Flatcat entered De Afrekening with both "Rockstar Fantasy" and the title track "So This Is When We Grow Up".

And again all of this resulted in a spot on almost all midscale and major festivals in the country! The past few years, the band has been working in silence on a new sound, and on new material that had to surpass their previous releases. Up till now, each album has appeared to be a big step forward and it looks like "All Anchor Losts" will easily meet these expectations. Dieter "Minx" Meyns has been working with Sean Dhondt and Christophe Todts for more than one year to lift the songs to a higher level without neglecting the authenticity of the band. The band has lots of plans for the future and emphasizes this with a new website, a new booker and a totally new and tightly rehearsed set full of brand new songs. With the new single and videoclip, already receiving positive critics beyond all expectations, and the kids who still find their way to a flatcat concert (Flatcat recently played two sold out anniversary songs as a warm up for the new cd), the band is dreaming about new adventures which should lead them through Belgium, Europe and why not Latin-America again! Read more on Last.fm.

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