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Happy New Year! 06 Jan 2017

What's up everybody?  We'd like to wish you the best for 2017.   Last year was great for us playing Groezrock Festival, we travelled to Switzerland to play Mad Muni Fest with No Fun At All and did several shows throughout Belgium with our new drummer Jim.  Minx became a dad in 2016 so we took some time off after a busy Spring.  The engine's starting to run again.  You can catch us live with Not On Tour in Edegem (B) on Saturday 21st and for the first time in the UK on Sunday 29th at the EP-release of On A Hiding To Nothing in The Unicorn Camden Live, London (UK).

Hope to see you soon!

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Meet our new drummer, Jim! 17 Dec 2015

We are pleased to announce we have filled the drummer vacancy in the band. 

Meet Jim Corbisier. Jim is known locally as the drummer for Ostend Powers, a band that played its last show in 2012.

We asked Jim to audition for the spot and we were impressed by his skills and motivation. After just one rehearsal he proved without a shadow of a doubt, that he wanted to do this. We would also like to thank the people contacting us to become the new Flatcat member.

We know you’re going to love it. It’s a new era in the Flatcat history and we are really excited to play shows together and write new material.

We were announced earlier this week as the first Belgian act to be playing Groezrock 2016. But before this festival and a bunch of other upcoming gigs, we invite you to come give Jim a warm welcome at his first show in his hometown Ostend on Friday February 26th 2016 at Bada Bing.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/783736771737030/

Nominated best band "Best of Brugge" Awards. 17 Dec 2015

We're nominated for VILLA BOTA's 'Best Of Brugge' awards. A simple vote for us through www.villabota.be/bob will make us very happy.

Thanks in advance! Sharing is allowed!

Flatcat playing at Groezrock 2016 14 Dec 2015

We are happy to announce we'll be playing at Groezrock 2016.

20 years anniversary - Farewell Wim: extra show 12 Oct 2015

There's only one last show with Wim, and it sold out in a couple of weeks.  However, not to dissapoint people, we added an extra show on December 11th.

Go to www.eyespyrecords.com to see the full line-up and buy tickets.

Wim (drums) leaving Flatcat 02 Sep 2015

Our drummer, Wim Luyckx, decided to leave Flatcat. Below you will find statements from both Wim and the remaining members of Flatcat.

 

Flatcat:


"After twenty incredible years Wim has decided to leave our band.  We always took pride in the fact that we had the same original line-up since our very first recordings.  You can imagine we don't like to see him go, but we respect his decision.  As the three remaining members we immediately felt we're not ready to stop doing what we love.  We will continue with a new drummer and are looking forward to what the future may bring.

Flatcat will be back in 2016, but not before we give Wim the farewell show he deserves, on December 12th in Bruges."

Minx, Alex & Dirk


Wim:


"As one of the founding members of Flatcat, I can say this was the hardest decision I have ever made. Leaving the band I grew up with, that gave me the most beautiful moments in my life, with the members and crew who became my brothers, was the hardest choice to make.
 

My decision to leave the band is strictly personal, it's time to end one of the best chapters in my life.
 

I wish Minx, Alex and Dirk all the best with the continuation of Flatcat. I want to thank them for the great times we had together, those are the times I cherish and will always enclose in my heart. I want to thank Jerry, Koen and anyone who has ever belonged to the crew, for their unconditional commitment. Also a special thanks to Johan, Iwan, girlfriends and everyone who have supported Flatcat in any way, thanks to you, we are who we are!"

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Info on Wim's farewell show:

Facebook event: tba
Tickets: here.

 

Flatcat thanks Flanders, Departement Cultuur, Jeugd, Sport & Media, Afdeling Kunsten 03 Jul 2015

Flatcat would like to thank Flanders, Departement Cultuur, Jeugd, Sport & Media, Afdeling Kunsten to consider supporting our transportation expenses for our tour to Brazil.  This means a lot to us, thanks for believing in us as representatives of Flanders, Belgium.

Flatcat embarking on Brazilian Tour 09 Jun 2015

We are very happy to announce we're leaving Belgium for our Brazilian tour.  Hope to see you in one of these cities!

Brazil tour 2015 19 Jan 2015

We'll come and promote our new album "Heartless Machine" in Brazil in June.  Go to the TOUR section to check out the dates!

Listen to our new album "Heartless Machine" here! 22 Feb 2014

We're streaming our brandnew album here.  If you like it, you can buy it right there (CD or MP3 downloads)!

 

CD Release 04 Jan 2014

The official "Heartless Machine" CD release show will take place in Bruges on February 15th, at its famous Belfry (Belfort).  

Tickets 10 euro online http://bit.ly/1hX3QlC or Brugge In&Uit (t Zand).  Support by The Ignored & Guillaume De Grieve.
 

Official afterparty at 't Hof van beroep, Langestraat 125, Bruges.
 

New song "Butterface" 23 Dec 2013

Check our new song, "Butterface", off the "Heartless Machine" album to be released February 15th 2014!

 

Minx covering "Halloween" by the Misfits 28 Oct 2013

This is the result of a relaxing Sunday afternoon at the home studio.  Here's an acoustic Misfits cover by Minx.  First 100 get a free download, happy Halloween!

 
 
In about one month, you'll get to hear the first new Flatcat song!

Flatcat at Groezrock 14? 17 Oct 2013

Would you like to see Flatcat performing the new album at the Groezrock festival in 2014 + get a chance to win tickets?  Send in your top 3, and don't forget to include us!  http://www.groezrock.be/news/179-groezrock-dates-2014

Mastering the album 09 Oct 2013

We took some time to search for the right mastering engineer for the album and eventually decided to work with the awesome Jason Livermore. 

 

Some of his mastering credits include NOFX, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Alkaline Trio, Teenage Bottlerocket, Propagandhi, A Wilhelm Scream, No Use For A Name,... Catch our drift?

Album mixed, sounding awesome! 24 Sep 2013

We received the mixed songs for our new album from Blasting Room Studios.  They did one hell of a job.  Can't wait to release it, sounds awesome!

Shows in October 23 Sep 2013

We're playing 2 shows in October before focusing on our album release:


Oct 5th at De Nartist, Temse (B): https://www.facebook.com/events/398044396963758/

Oct 25th at Rocktober Fest, Ledegem (B): https://www.facebook.com/events/283191881822345/

Mix new album starts today! 10 Sep 2013

We are proud to announce that today Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/Descendents) and Jason Livermore start mixing the new Flatcat album at Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado.

They worked on albums from some of (y)our favourite bands like Rise Against, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, No use for a name, Teenage Bottlerocket, Good Riddance, Propagandhi, The Lemonheads,...

Recording bass! 23 Aug 2013

Recording bass through these suckers!

 

Recording a new album! 21 Aug 2013

What's up everbody!  Just to tell you we're really busy recording a brandnew album!  Drums and most of the guitars are completed.   More details coming soon!

Tickets on sale now! 20 Nov 2012

Flatcat will be playing a 10th anniversary "Better Luck Next Time" show, which they'll be playing the album front-to-back on.

 

The show will take place on December 28th in their hometown Bruges.  If you don't want to miss out on this one, you better get your tickets in advance, as there will be NO extra shows.

 

Get your tickets at:

WWW.TICKETSBRUGGE.BE ONLINE

 

OR

In&Uit Brugge, [Concertgebouw], ’t Zand 34, Brugge
Openingsuren: van maandag tot zaterdag van 10 tot 17u, zon- en feestdagen van 10u tot 14u. Gesloten op Kerstdag en Nieuwjaar

 

Mini-Me, Kleine St. Amandsstraat 10, Brugge
Openingsuren: van maandag tot zaterdag van 10 tot 18u

 

Bocca, Dweersstraat 13, Brugge
Openingsuren: van maandag tot vrijdag van 11u30 tot 20u en zaterdag van 11u30 tot 19u

 

Playing our debut album "Better Luck Next Time" front to back! 05 Nov 2012

On December 28th we'll be playing our debut album "Better Luck Next Time" front to back to celebrate it's 10th year anniversary in our hometown Bruges.  For more info on ticket prices and support, check back here later on or visit the facebook event.

The Offspring invites Flatcat to AB, Brussels! 08 Jun 2012

The Offspring asked us to support them at their sold out show in Brussels on Sunday June 17th.  We don't have to explain  it to you how grateful we are!  If it wasn't for bands like them, we probably wouldn't exist.  It's an honour ànd a privilege to share the stage with them!

Flatcat at Vorst Nationaal with Dropkick Murphys & Bouncing Souls 26 Jan 2012

Tonight we'll be playing at Vorst Nationaal supporting Dropkick Murphys & Bouncing Souls.  Thanks for having us guys!

Minx & Sean perform "All Anchors Lost" at ATV 20 Dec 2011

Today Minx & Sean did an interview about the collaberation on the new single "All Anchors Lost" and played a live version on Antwerp regional TV station "ATV".  http://www.atv.be/item/flatcat-feat-sean-dhondt-20-december-2011 !

Nieuwe single "All anchors lost" feat. Sean Dhondt 20 Nov 2011

Het is zover!  Onze nieuwe single en videoclip is klaar.  Ze heet "All Anchors Lost" en niemand minder dan onze goeie vriend Sean Dhondt (Nailpin/Jim/2BE) verleende z'n medewerking hieraan.  Share ze via facebook/twitter en bekijk ze op onze site!

Het Depot - Leuven = Sold out! 10 Oct 2011

De eerste show van de Heideroosjes en Flatcat tour in Het Depot, Leuven is reeds uitverkocht.  Haast je om tickets te kopen voor de andere data!

Flatcat & Heideroosjes clubtour dit najaar 26 Sep 2011

Heideroosjes gooien jammergenoeg de handdoek in de ring.  Voor ze stoppen trakteren ze ons echter nog op een cd en een laatste clubtour dit najaar.  Flatcat werd uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan het Belgische deel van deze tour.  Meer info: http://www.flatcatofficial.com/tour.

Pukkelpop 19 Aug 2011

We willen langs deze weg onze steun betuigen aan familie en vrienden van de slachtoffers.  Eens de balans van de ramp opgemaakt werd leek het annuleren van het festival dan ook de correcte oplossing.  Veel sterkte ook aan de organisatie en de festivalbezoekers.

17 Aug 2011

Flatcat kwam n.a.v. Pukkelpop op bezoek bij Sean in "Laid Back" op Jim.  

Herbekijk een stukje via de link!

En als je op de foto's klikt vind je nog akoestische versies van "What to say" en "The great escape".

WIN new Flatcat stuff ! 19 Jul 2011

Go to http://www.facebook.com/flatcatofficial to see our new merchandise, available in August.  Tag yourself in the items to make a chance to WIN some stuff for free!

Flatcat speelt Wablief?! Stage op Pukkelpop 19 Jul 2011

De podiumindeling voor Pukkelpop is bekend.  Ervaar Flatcat dit jaar tijdens Pukkelpop "up close and personal" in de "Wablief?!" tent!

http://www.pukkelpop.be/nl/line-up/vrijdag/

Flatcat in de TMF Dag Top 5! 17 Jun 2011

Vandaag zijn we de "TMF Dag Top 5" binnengekomen.  Stem ons naar de eerste plaats via http://dagtop5.tmf.be/!

Flatcat op Pukkelpop! 14 Jun 2011

We zijn uitermate trots te kunnen melden dat we vrijdag 19 augustus voor de derde keer op Pukkelpop spelen.  De set zal voornamelijk uit nieuwe songs bestaan, aangevuld met enkele klassiekers!  Meer info rond tijdschema later op www.pukkelpop.be!

Reportage op Jim rond Panic! at the disco support show 27 May 2011

Jim maakte een reportage rond de meet&greet wedstrijd met Flatcat tijdens het voorprogramma van Panic! at the disco.  Checken!

Flatcat in de Afrekening = Gratis show! 25 May 2011

Stem Flatcat de afrekening in en maak kans op een live optreden bij jou thuis of één van de 5 Flatcat pakketten (cd, shirt, poster).  Daarnaast beloven we ook plechtig dat als we deze zaterdag 28 mei in De Afrekening staan om zondag een GRATIS exclusief optreden te geven op een schip tijdens Oostende Voor Anker om jullie te bedanken voor jullie inspanning!  Dit laatste in samenwerking met "Stad Oostende" en "Oostende Voor Anker"

Minx covering Katy Perry's "Firework" 18 May 2011

Last week during the interview on Jim Minx was asked to cover a famous popsong with VJ's Sean and Eline.  You can watch the result at http://jim.be/blog/vuurwerk-in-de-studio-met-eline-sean-en-flatcat.

Interview on Belgian TV channel "Jim" 13 May 2011

For those who missed the interview Minx did Tuesday on Jim, click on the image! (in Dutch)

"The Great Escape" Videoclip online! 11 May 2011

As promised, here it is!! We're really proud of the result but please, go and check it out for yourself in the video section!

New single 'The great escape' online! 06 May 2011

You've waited for a such a long time, but here it is!

Listen to it right here on our website.

New website online! 02 May 2011

Here's our new website.  We hope you like it!  Only 4 days left until launch of the new single "The great escape"!

Single recorded 06 Apr 2011

Last week we recorded our brandnew single at Dé Studio in Asse, Belgium. Tomorrow it will be sent to "Blasting Room Studios" in Colorado, USA to get mastered by Jason Livermore, who just finished working on the latest Rise Against album!

Anniversary Sold Out 10 Feb 2011

Flatcat 15TH anniversary = SOLD OUT !!
Extra show added on February 25th. Tickets available now through all Fnac stores, www.fnac.be, In&uit(concertgebouw) and www.ticketsbrugge.be. Do NOT miss out!

Tickets available 13 Jan 2011

Tickets are now available at:
* In&Uit Brugge ’t Zand 34, Brugge, elke dag 10u-18u, (www.ticketsbrugge.be)
* All Belgian Fnac STORES & Ticket FNAC 0900 00 600 (0,45 EUR/min.) (www.fnac.be)