FLANDERS Back to say howdily doodily

Nineties Perth favourites Flanders announced earlier this week that they’ll be reforming for RTRFM’s In The Pines and have also added a very special headline show at The Newport Hotel on Friday, April 12. This will be the band’s first headline show since 2001 and they’ll be supported by The Ghost Hotel and The Jaycos.

Formed in 1994, Flanders consists of Luke Bostelman (singer/guitarist), Mark Pike (singer/bassist) and Christian Owen on drums. They released three EPs: Spadework, (1995), Small Town Big Chip (1997) and Mud and Five Ways To Survive It (1998).

Their song Anky Fremp was one of the first Perth tracks to get added to triple j rotation alongside contemporaries such as Ammonia and Jebediah. Multiple headline tours followed, along with another supporting the Stereophonics on their first tour to Australia, plus an appearance at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.

Flanders play the Newport Hotel on Friday, April 12 and RTRFM’s In The Pines on Sunday, April 14. Tickets on sale now.