W-Festival - Flesh & fell

Flesh & fell

  • Time: 13:20-14:00
  • Stage: Synth Scene

After 23 years of silence FLESH&FELL made its comeback in 2011 with a new line-up featuring original member Pierre Goudesone and brand new vocalist Laurence Castelain.
Even after all these years, interest in the band never really died out. Singles ‘Hunger’, ‘The Wind’ and ‘Emma’ became cult favorites in Belgium.
The age of Youtube gave the band’s continual popularity an even further boost, steadily increasing a wider fan base around the band’s classic songs.
Over the last years they were invited to play major shows such as the Rewind Festival in Gent’s Vooruit, BIM Festival in Antwerp’s Trix, Brussels’ Summer Festival and Outofline Weekender in Berlin just to name a few.
In 2013 they released the album Eponyme on the German label Out of Line accompanied by remarkable video singles ‘The Devil In Me’ and ‘Tipsy’; and including the original 80's singles.
In celebration of their 30th year anniversary and to announce the release of their new album ‘ICARUS’ (15/09/17), check out last year’s video single ‘Poker Joker’. This new album is only available on vinyl on the new Belgian independent label Lynch Law Records. 500 colored limited edition copies will be released along with the new video “Salome”.

FLESH & FELL initially consisted of musician Pierre Goudesone and vocalist Catherine Vanhoucke. Moving from Ostend to Brussels, they recorded their first demo which landed in the hands of J-M Aerts of TC Matic. He was so impressed, that he decided to collaborate with the band, which opened many doors. The result was a maxi with three songs ‘Hunger’ released on the label PIAS/Scarface 18T. It was warmly received by the press from Scandinavia to the UK : ‘psychotic beats’, ‘vocaux oppressés’, ’noisy big-citymusic’, ‘eye opening Belgian band’. Reference points can be found in such artists as diverse; from Frank Tovey to Edith Piaf. This led the band to concerts with the likes of Luc Van Acker, The Sisters of Mercy and on club tours in Belgium, Holland and France. The set consisted mainly of of their own compositions and some covers including Hot Chocolate’s ’Emma’ as a highlight. Mickie Most’s London based record company RAK also showed interest by releasing their dark and aggressive version of "Emma”, but in the end this happened closer to home on the label EMI Belgium. After 3 years of Blitzkrieg, they split in 1988 due to Catherine’s vocal issues. A few years later in the 90’s, they made a comeback making their way to the turntables in the New-Beat-discotheques where the heavy beats of Flesh&Fell somehow fit.

Flesh & fell