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The FLATLINERS (CA) + PRAWN (US)
Friday 22 September at 19:00 - 23:00
JH Tijl, Begijnenstraat 1, Diest
THE FLATLINERS (CAN – Rise Records / Dine Alone Records)
The Flatliners’ career is a testament to perseverance and dedication. With a lineup that has never strayed from the original members who met as teenagers, the band has since logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated legion of fans along the way. Now approaching 15 years of hammering out bombastic tunes everywhere from dive bars to festival stages to European concert halls, The Flatliners hold fast to the DIY punk-rock ethos that has been at the band’s core since its genesis. The band came out swinging with youthful exuberance on their debut record, Destroy To Create, in 2005, and they’ve honed their anthemic style with each subsequent release: The Great Awake in 2007, Cavalcade in 2010, Dead Language in 2013and Division of Spoils in 2015. But a frenetic touring schedule and prolific recording output takes its toll, and The Flatliners decided to spend the majority of 2015 off the road to recharge and spend time with friends and family. Striking a balance between home and road life is a difficult task, but frontman and guitarist Chris Cresswell concedes that it’s a necessary one. The downtime has proved to be a beneficial move for the band, and despite them laying low there was still plenty going on behind the scenes. Early on in 2015 the guys found themselves without the familiarity of the jam space they had inhabited for nearly a decade—four walls that had been the incubator for hundreds of songs and uninhibited creativity. Several months were spent renting rooms wherever they were available before the band was able to settle into a new space, but the guys did their best not to let the upheaval hinder their burgeoning roster of new material. Borne out of that chaos was Nerves, a two-song EP released on October 28, 2016. The recording, The Flatliners’ first on Dine Alone Records, features the battlecry stomper “ Hang My Head” and ever-so-slightly more subdued yet equally powerful “ Mud,” both of which Cresswell says are a taste of what’s to come on The Flatliners’ forthcoming full length, due out sometime next year.
PRAWN (US – Topshelf Records)
Formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in the summer of 2007, Prawn have amassed a dedicated following over the years. Navigating between emo, math rock, post-hardcore and indie rock, Prawn consistently produce intelligent, technically sound music full of passionate intensity. As such, the band’s 2014 LP, “Kingfisher,” is one of Topshelf’s most popular releases. Three years later the band has sharef stages with Jimmy Eat World, Motion City Soundtrack and the list goes on. The “Kingfisher” cycle has almost come to an end since the band recently finished recording a new album. Announce will follow in due time.
Presale: 12€ (excl. service fee) / At The Door 15€