Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Return of The Flatmates

Bristol's The Flatmates were, in my opinion, one of the better C86-era bands.  I wrote about them once before in a post about jangle pop bands (here), but assumed that their days as an active band were long past.  To my surprise and joy, The Flatmates are issuing their first new music in over two decades.  Consisting of two of the original band and three new members, the group has recorded the two-track You Held My Heart via Archdeacon Of Pop Records.  And the new songs sound the way that the fans of the band would want them to sound -- driving, fuzzy guitars, hare-hitting percussion and female lead vocals.  Euphoric, fast-paced jangle pop, just the way we like it.

You can stream the record below.  Interested US fans should hit the Jigsaw Records link below to buy the record.  UK fans can hit the Bandcamp link.

The Flatmates' current line-up is Martin Whitehead, Lisa Bouvier, Rocker, Verity Longley, and Brian Price.

Jigsaw for record

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