|FLOWERS FOR BREAKFAST|
baron samedi conducts the onion philharmonique (1996)
The umpteenth band to come from Antwerp, Flowers or Breakfast
makes some very fresh and poppy rocktunes. Founded somewhere in the
early nineties, people often made comparisons to dEUS in terms of
‘sound’, although I disagree with this. Most creative brains behind
Flowers for Breakfast are Tom Pintens (Zita
Swoon, 2000 Monkeys) and Tine Reymer (known for her acting in
several Belgian TV-shows and theatre plays). Other band members are Roel
of One), Stoffel Verlackt (Metal Molly, El Tattoo del Tigre) and
Chris Cleiren (de Kakkewieten). Benjamin
Boutreur (Think of One, Zita Swoon, El Tattoo del Tigre) also used to be
a member, but he quit the band somewhere early ’98.
The band debuted with their first maxi single ‘Nervous’ in 1995.
They got some positive feedback and regular airplay from this single,
and made a debut full-CD one year later, curiously titled ‘Baron
Samedi conducts the onion philharmonique.’ Again, responses were very
positive, but looking back on their first two releases, Flowers for
Breakfast themselves think they were pretty bad.
Since Homebound, and the small tour that followed afterwards, not much has been heard of Flowers For Breakfast. Especially Tom Pintens is focussing at the moment on his solo-carreer in 2000 Monkeys, and his other band Zita Swoon. The other members have been very busy with their other projects as well last year, and a return for Flowers For Breakfast has thus been delayed and delayed again. Hopeully we'll hear something from them again late 2001.