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International Flannel

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International Flannel are now a three piece, significantly increasing the ginger-ratio of the band to 2:1. That means that 66.66% of the band are blessed with the extra protein that blesses them not only with stunning red flowing locks, but a noticeably higher pain threshold.

The departure of bassist Jonathan Burgess also means that all the band members now live on the same street! How handy.

Hailing from Auckland, International Flannel have a solid reputation around town for their explosive and dynamic live performances. The guys like to keep things interesting by performing with an ever-changing line-up of guest musicians; anyone attending a gig is guaranteed a good show.

The brainchild of the Heeps brothers, International Flannel was soon joined by Lloyd on guitar. After the departure of bassist Isaac Borthwick, a short period with Matt Ledingham of Lacerda plucking the four string, and a slightly longer period with Jonathan Burgess looking after the low end, Daniel eventually decided to just do it himself.

The band falls into the wide genre of Alternative Rock, mixing youthful exuberance with a healthy dose of atmosphere and musicianship.

International Flannel’s debut EP 'Extended Play' was released in May 2005 and generated a massive response. Over 350 people attended the EP release party, and approximately 180 copies were sold on the night. Rip it Up Magazine labelled the EP "A promising debut". Copies are available at Auckland’s Real Groovy. The first stages in creating a full-length album have just begun. The band is unsigned and self-funded, with all management, recording and costs being covered by the band members.

Milestones in the Flannel history include raising $3247.90 for Unicef’s Tsunami Relief Fund in a pair of fundraising gigs, having their video for Dr. Heeps played on C4, a live to air performance on Fleet FM and having tracks played on bFM, RDU, Fleet FM and TV3’s Nightline. Two of their songs were also featured in Scott Boswell’s full-length feature film 'Tyrannical Love' that showed at this year’s International Film Festival. The track 'Or Do I?' was recently selected to feature on a compilation of New Zealand Music on the cover of the October edition of UK’s Rocksound Magazine, due to hit the streets in September (www.rock-sound.net).

Their dedicated group of fans continues to grow with every gig, and everyone who attends one of their regular performances leaves impressed.

The band have a regular mailing list to keep everyone updated on their activities, you can sign up at their website.

Photo by Randall Paul [randallpaul.com]

Band Members:
Daniel Heeps (bass, vocals)
Lloyd Anderson (guitar)
David Heeps (drums)

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jonathan@setcreative.com

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Att: Mount Maunganui
Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2005 6:01 pm
We're gonna be playing at Brewers Bar this Saturday night...

International Flannel
Faceplant
Diefenbacker

Brewers Bar
Mt Maunganui
Saturday 8th October 2005

Very Happy

This message was edited by jonathan@setcreative.com on Wed Oct 5, 2005 9:38 pm.
 

jonathan@setcreative.com

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Flannel in Rotorua with Faceplant
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:17 pm
International Flannel will be supporting their EP Extended Play at Barbarella in Rotorua on Saturday September the 3rd, with local band around town Faceplant.

Cheers to the Faceplant guys for hooking the gig up.

International Flannel and Faceplant
Barbarella
Pukuatua Street
Rotorua
Saturday the 3rd of September
$5 on the door
 

jonathan@setcreative.com

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Shadows This Saturday (30/07)
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:39 pm
International Flannel
Photonic
The Lastimes
Shadows Tavern
Auckland University
Saturday the 30th of July 2005

Auckland University Students get in free
bCard Holders and AUT Students get in for half price

This message was edited by jonathan@setcreative.com on Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:41 pm.
 

jonathan@setcreative.com

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Flannel at the Kings Arms! 21st July
Posted: Fri Jul 1, 2005 3:48 pm
INTERNATIONAL FLANNEL
Kings Arms Tavern
Newton
Thursday 21st July 2005
with The Sorecocks
and Goon

!

This message was edited by jonathan@setcreative.com on Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:09 am.
 

jonathan@setcreative.com

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EP Availablility
Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 9:16 am
If anyone is after a copy of the EP, email us at internationalflannel@xtra.co.nz and we'll sort you one out!

Very Happy

This message was edited by jonathan@setcreative.com on Fri Jul 1, 2005 1:13 pm.
 

jonathan@setcreative.com

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Dogs Bollix Wednesday 8th of June
Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 9:14 am
International Flannel and Crash-Test for Favorite Things
The Dogs Bollix Bar
Wednesday 8th of June
From 8.30pm
$5 on the door
Copies of International Flannel's EP 'Extended Play' will be available
 

jonathan@setcreative.com

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EP Release
Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:18 am
International Flannel EP Release Party
Friday the 20th of May 2005
The White Horse
Corner of Reeves Road and Ti Rakau Drive
Pakuranga

With support from Lacerda and Illicit

Kicks off at 8.30pm
 

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