Sat 02.11.19

Real Friends

+ Grayscale, Belmont

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Top-shelf pop-punk (with Flood Floorshows)

As a part of 40 Years of AB, the programming team deliberately relinquishes its task to others and invites various (inter)national curators and organisations to provide an exciting, varied and cutting-edge programme in their place. One of these organisations is Flood Floorshows, from Dendermonde: active since 2011, with DIY shows / a vinyl label / distro. As no other, they have had their finger on the pulse when it comes to subgenres within the punk, emo and hardcore scenes. They have personal approach for promoting events for national and international artists, always around the three basic values: passion, independence and amplification!

“We’re passionate about working out shows whereby we do our very best to offer young artists opportunities in the larger club circuit. By ‘independence’ we mainly mean that we don’t want to be weighed down by sponsors or permanent subsidies. In this way we remain alert and active in our search for challenging and exciting new artists.” - Kristof Van den Eede, founder of Flood Floorshows.

Flood Floorshows was already there in early 2017 to promote one of Real Friends’ first European shows. The American pop-punk band has since signed to Fearless Records (Underoath, Pierce The Veil, August Burns Red, ...) and toured the world with bands like Man Overboard, New Found Glory and The Wonder Years. High time then to invite them back and this time in AB Club! Their catchy pop/punk-rock with emo-influences sticks in your head for days and brings a smile to your face (despite the not always so happy lyrics). 

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