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Part of the mid-1980s British indie pop boom, The Flatmates were part of the Subway Organization, a Bristol record label formed by Martin Whitehead, who was also guitarist and main songwriter for the band.

Following the band's formation in 1985, singles such as I Could be in Heaven, Happy All the Time and Shimmer established the band as potentially one of the most successful indie bands of the time, but the Flatmates…

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  • The Flatmates will perform at the 2014 NYC Popfest. http://www.nycpopfest.org
  • <3
  • Reminds me a lot of The Darling Buds (which I love), very cool.
  • I see that the first tag listed here is "twee." The Flatmates are many things; twee isn't one of them.
  • so underrated its a crime
  • Too young to have ever seen them but Rocker (the drummer) is a good mate of mine.
  • Currently listening to CD "Potpourri (Hits, Mixes and Demos '85 -'89) - awesome! Shame I was too young to have ever seen them live....
  • http://bristolarchiverecords.com/bands82/The_Flatmates.html
  • Flatmates = Spector girl group meets '70s pop-punk. Great band.
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