Posted in music on May 28, 2014


Veteran UK indiepop band The Flatmates will be playing NYC Popfest this weekend, hitting Friday (5/30) at Knitting Factory with Bart & Friends, The Haywains, and the reunited My Favorite. Tickets are still available, and today (5/28) is the last day to buy a Popfest pass which gets you into all events.

Making the most of their visit, The Flatmates are playing a few East Coast shows around Popfest. The band played DC last night, Boston tonight (with Sweden's The Garlands, another Popfest band) and the dates also include their performance at the WFMU Record Fair on Sunday (5/31). All are listed below.

Though the band never released a proper album during their original '80s run, they did release a string of great powerpop singles (not unlike The Primitives), including "I Could Be in Heaven," "Happy All the Time" and "Shimmer" all of which you can listen to below. The band reformed in 2013 and released a brand new single "You Held My Heart" back in August. You can stream that below too, and you may recognize cover art star, Marnie the Dog (who hosted our RBSS show last month).

All dates are listed, along with streams, below...


The Flatmates - I Could Be In Heaven

The Flatmates - Happy All The Time

The Flatmates - Shimmer

The Flatmates - 2014 Tour Dates
May 28th - Boston, upstairs at the Middle East - with The Garlands (Sweden); The Kitchenettes; Expert Alterations.
May 29th - Philadelphia @ Connie's Ric Rac with Literature; Expert Alterations; Tender Vision.
May 30th - NYC Popfest @ The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn.
May 31st - WFMU Radio Live set @ WFMU Record Fair, 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington & 26th St Manhattan.



Comments (10)

Oh you just know that every one of them has poor dental hygiene

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 2:28 PM

Robert Irvine is in a band?

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 2:50 PM

i bet she uses zooey deschanel's picture during doppleganger week

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 2:52 PM

It's so sad they can't stay puppies forever

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 3:05 PM

Gerald (the one in the back, with the sunglasses, on the main photo) makes a mean hummus that is always welcomed at these indie pop furries parties...

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 5:25 PM

If I was in a band with a gal, she'd fall for me and that would complicate our tunez.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 28, 2014 7:14 PM

How 'bout a band called The Roommates? Is there a band called that? If not I'm surprised.

Posted by D | May 28, 2014 11:33 PM

uk boobs look weird

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 12:45 AM

sO qUirKy!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 8:32 AM

They did a great show in DC the other night. The singer is way too young to be the original, though. I don't know who the woman on the right is - maybe the guy on bass was subbing for her.

Posted by Chris | May 29, 2014 1:06 PM

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