(1993 – now)

Meaning bandname: Just a typical stupid name without any meaning at all

History: In the beginning of 1993, Maynard, Piet and Robbie decided to start a new band, with the help of Joshua. FLEAS AND LICE was born from the ashes of MUSHROOM ATTACK. In april 1993, Esther joined on vocals. In the beginning of 1995 Oene joined on bass. In 1996 Esther took a break for half a year, and Willy from HIATUS replaced her for the time being. In 1997 Piet got hit by a taxi cab and couldn’t play guitar for 14 months. In 1998 Pelle replaced Maynard on drums. In December 2002 Oene leaves the band and gets replaced by Stiff from Scotland. Jim got added in early 2004 as a second guitarplayer and Pelle eventually got replaced by Leon. Currently just playing a few gigs each year.

Lyrics: About our life, against the system, capitalism, fascism, animal abuse, meat factories, bloodsport, heroin… etc.

Description: Punk as fuck

Lineup:
Esther Katgert – vocals (1993-1995) (1997-now)
Pierre Erikson aka Piet – guitar (1993-now)
Robbie Tempel – vocals (1993-now)
Stiff Marron – bass (2002-now)
James Brown aka Jim – 2nd guitar (2004-now)
Léon Smouter – drums (2008-now)

Joshua Lagerwerf – bass (1993-1995)
Maynard Schut – drums (1993-1998)
Oene Brandsma – bass (1995-2002)
Pelle Lodder – drums (1998-2008)
Willy – vocals (1996-1996)

Other bands:
Pierre Erikson aka Piet – E.N.E., Mushroom Attack, Vieze Mensen, Mad Punk Disease, Nobby Noxious And The Impregnators
Robbie Tempel – E.N.E., Mushroom Attack, Vieze Mensen, Mad Punk Disease
Stiff Marron – Scunnered, Red Dervla, Ex-Cathedra, Scumnation, Descent To Hell, Indifferent Sun, Fleas And Lice, System Bastard, Suffering Quota
James Brown aka Jim – Machine Gun Etiquette, Scumnation, Descent To Hell, System Bastard, Indifferent Sun
Léon Smouter – Skint, Buiten Gebruik, Diesel Breath, Throat Stabber
Joshua Lagerwerf – Golfclub, Fermented, Rancid Grannies, W.F.O., Mean Machine
Maynard Schut – Buiten Adem, Mushroom Attack, E.N.E., Get Ugly, Catweazle, Fermented, PCP, Kaïn, Bullshit Science, Dog Ugly, Descent To Hell, Indifferent Sun, Malamondo, Scumnation, System Bastard
Oene Brandsma – Chronicore, Bloodcrust, Yphobia, PCP, Joyce No Spang, Mindføk, Mad Idea, Dorst
Pelle Lodder – De Stipjes, No I.D., PCP
Willy – Hiatus, Twisted System

Discography:
1993 – Parasites 7” EP (Skuld, GER)
1993 – Polish Bastards: Live in Brno 7” EP with Hiatus (Scream Records, POL)
1994 – Live In Brno 20.6.93 TAPE with Hiatus (Scream Records, POL / Thieves And Lies, GER / Anti-Copyright Tapes, GER)
1995 – Fleas And Lice LP with Bleeding Rectum (Skuld, GER)
1995 – 7” EP with Battle Of Disarm (D.I.Y., JAP)
1996 – In Jan We Trust: Live In Raterdamned, Baroeg 7.5.95 LP with Mushroom Attack (Axiome, NL)
1996 – Up The Punks! 7” EP with Assrash (Skuld, GER / Profane Existence, USA)
1996 – Global Destruction 12” EP (Skuld, GER /Profane Existence, USA)
1996 – Live TAPE with Violent Phobia (Protest Tapes, UK)
1997 – Live TAPE with State Of Fear (BBP Records, UK)
199X – Fleas And Lice TAPE (TKA, POL)
2000 – Here We Go Again! 7” EP with Boycot (Deadlock, NL)
2000 – Bad Example Of A Rotten Generation VHS (T.A.L.P., NL / Bacteria, NL)
2001 – Recipes For Catastrophies LP (Skuld, GER)
2002 – Recipes For Catastrophies CD with Restarts (Rejected Records, UK)
2005 – Early Years CD (Rodent Popsicle, USA)
2005 – Recipes For Catastrophies CD (Rodent Popsicle, USA)
2005 – Prepare For Armageddon LP/CD (Rodent Popsicle, USA)
2010 – Live In Berlin, Koma F 05.09.2010 TAPE with Vogue (Kickasstapes, GER)

Compilations:
1993 – Love Is Unlimited TAPE (Anok Distribution, FRA)
1993 – Punk Is… Anti CD! Vol. 8 TAPE (Resistance Productions, SWI)
1993 – Animal Rights Tape TAPE (D.I.Y., JAP)
1994 – Whispers! 2xLP + 7″ EP (Skuld, GER / Profane Existence, USA)
1994 – No Compromise In Defense Of The A.L.F. TAPE (Anti System Front, GRE)
1995 – Recopilacion Pro-Vegetariana TAPE (Antitoxic Records, SPA / D.G.K. Records, SPA)
1996 – Zapata Vive La Lucha Sigue LP (Not On Label, GER)
1997 – Die Human Race flexi 7″ (Skuld, GER / Profane Existence, USA)
1998 – Animals Have Feelings Too! TAPE (UPS, NL)
2000 – Terlfete Live-Sampler LP (Vulkancore, GER)
2000 – Okara / Kamizole Benefit CD (Fight For Your Mind, FRA)
2001 – Already Too Much Blood On Science Hands CD (Counteract Recordings, FRA)
2001 – Action Speaks Louder… …Than Words LP (Twisted Chords, GER)
2003 – Angry Songs And Bitter Words CD (Ruptured Ambitions, UK)
2004 – Well Come 2 Hell: Benefit For Food Not Bombs Ireland CD (Protest Records, IRE)
2005 – Schaamte En Woede / Shame And Anger CD (Platex Records, NL)
2005 – Pleur Op! Plaat #3 CD (Pleurop Productions, NL)
2005 – Angry Scenes Volume 1 CD (Angry Scenes Records, UK)
2006 – Skuld Releases Discography CD (Skuld Releases, GER / Profane Existence, USA)
2007 – Canya De La Muntanya Vol. II CDr (Canya De La Muntanya Records, SPA)
2007 – They’ve Taken Everything – A Tribute To Icons Of Filth 2xCD (Profane Existence, USA)
2009 – Still Kicking CD (Wretched Form, UK)
2010 – Angry Scenes Volume 4: A Benefit CD In Memory Of Trogg Contempt, RIP 1964 – 2008 CD (Angry Scenes Records, UK)
19XX – Zero Hour (Consume Less Live More) LP (Flat Earth, UK) / Skuld Releases, GER / Tribal War, USA / Infearance, UK)
19XX – Paralysis Through Conformity – Songs Against Reality TAPE (Reflection Tapes, GER)
19XX – Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow – Day By Day Sampler TAPE (Not On Label)
19XX – MTV – Get Off The Air! TAPE (Libertad O Muerte, AUS)
19XX – Impaled By Chaos TAPE (Reflection Tapes, GER)
19XX – Inseminazione TAPE (Il Seme, ITA)

Concerts: (assorted)
1993.03.27 La Zone, Liège BEL
1993.03.31 Mazzo, Groningen (+ Disorder, Korrupt)
1993.05.19 Glasfabriek, Groningen
1993.06.17 Jazzklub, Ceskytesin CZE1993.06.19 U-Klub, Bratislava SLOW
1993.06.20 Brno CZE
1993.09.18 Viadukt, Groningen (Elvis Deadly, Tromatism, Yphobia, Chronicore) (5 Jaar Viezemensenhuis)
1993.09.23 Vera, Groningen (+ Yphobia)

1994.03.24 Vera, Groningen
1994.03.25 Alhambra, Oldenburg GER
1994.09.21 Burgos SPA
1994.10.15 Reithalle, Bern SWI

(Robbie-Esther-Pierre-Maynard-Oene)
1995.05.07 De Baroeg, Rotterdam (+ Concrete Sox)
1995.05.09 Gelsenkirchen GER (+ Concrete Sox)
1995.05.10 Leiden (+ Concrete Sox)
1995.05.11 Bremen (+ Concrete Sox)
1995.05.13 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Concrete Sox)
1995.05.14 Arnhem (+ Concrete Sox)
1995.09.15 Vera, Groningen (+ Brawl)
1995.10.12 Jailhousebar, Montreal CAN
1995.12.28 Glasfabriek, Groningen (+ Hiatus, Boycot)

1998.05.02 Eldslandet, Jönköping SWE
1998.10.16 Teritopub, Tijuana MEX
1998.10.29 MEX
1998.11.08 Denton USA (+ Spazzm)
1998.10 Long Beach USA

2000.06.23 Opdrift, Groningen
2000.08.24 Carlo Levi, Liège BEL
2000.11.03 Vera, Groningen (+ Dystopia)

2001.04.29 Klub 007, Praha CZE
2001.09.25 Atom Chrom, Saint-Étienne FRA

2002.12.11 OCCII, Amsterdam (+ Makiladoras, Crude)
2002.12.12 Platformtheater, Groningen (+ Born Suspicious, Crude) (Last gig Oene)

(Robbie-Esther-Pierre-Maynard-Stiff)
2003.04.18 Vuoritalo, Helsinki FIN

2004.03.18 Vera, Groningen (+ Toxic Narcotic, Antidote)
2004.03.28 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Krush, LD50, Vals, Tumult, PCP, Cerebral Tumor, Mihoen!, Makiladoras)
2004.04.02 Lobusch, Hamburg GER (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.03 Supermarkt, Groningen (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.04 Parkhof, Alkmaar (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.06 Amsterdam (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.07 Carlo Levi, Liège BEL (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.08 Caen FRA (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.09 Mondo Bizaro, Rennes FRA (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.10 Le Wagon, St. Brieuc FRA (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.13 Les Tanneries, Dijon FRA (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.14 Schrottbar, Biel SWI (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.15 Bremgarten SWI (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.16 OBW9, Stuttgart GER (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.04.17 A.J.Z., Bielefeld GER (+ Riistetyt, Bacchus Temple Addicts)
2004.05.26 Poison Club, London UK (+ Makiladoras, PCP, Anal Thunder, Dogshit Sandwich)
2004.05.29 G.G.I. Festival, Clonroche, IRE (+ Sherman M4, Easpa Measa, Makiladoras, Moutpiece, Scunnered, Blood Or Whiskey)
2004.07.31 Blasting Festival, Besançon FRA
2004.10.22 Dump, Utrecht (+ Makiladoras, Die Nakse Bananen + 1)

2005.03.05 Iduna, Drachten (+ Makiladoras, Jobcrusher, Animosity, Vals, Seein’Red, Kriegstanz, Asunder, Skint, Humus, Mihoen!, Rabid)
2005.03.18 Vera, Groningen (+ Makiladoras, The Drug Dealers)
2005.03.19 No Pasaran, Hamburg GER
2005.03.20 VEB, Lübeck GER
2005.03.23 La Zone, Liège BEL
2005.03.24 Bar Asocial, Gent BEL
2005.03.25 Au, Frankfurt GER
2005.03.26 OBW9, Stuttgart GER
2005.03.27 Steffi, Karlsruhe GER
2005.03.28 La Coupole, Biel SWI
2005.03.29 Yverdon SWI
2005.03.30 KTS, Freiburg GER
2005.04.01 Klub 007, Praha CZE
2005.04.02 Chemiefabrik, Dresden GER
2005.04.03 Køpi, Berlin
2005.04.04 Zoro, Leipzig GER
2005.04.08 De Oude Stoep, Vlieland
2005.04.30 Baroeg, Rotterdam (+ Red Flag 77, Antidote and more)
2005.06.16 Simplon, Groningen
2005.07.07 Molly Blooms, Long Island NY (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.08 AS220, Providence RI (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.09 New Polish Hall, Cambridge MA (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.10 CBGB’s, New York NY (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.11 Sidebar, Baltimore MD (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.12 Warehouse Next Door, Washington DC (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.13 Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.14 Roboto, Pittsburg, PA (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.15 Ice Factory, Chicago IL (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.16 Triple Rock, Minneapolis MN (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.18 Billiards On Broadway, Fargo ND (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.19 The Post, Mandan ND (+ Toxic Narcotic, Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.21 Area 5, Missoula MT (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.22 Catwalk, Seattle WA (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.23 Hells Kitchen, Tacoma WA (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.24 Solid State, Portland OR (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.25 Music Head, Medford OR (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.26 Hall, Stocton CA (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.27 Knitting Factory, Hollywood CA (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.28 Showcase Theatre, Corona CA (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.07.29 B.O.B. Festival, Oakland CA 2005.07.30 Gilman St., Berkeley CA (+ Star Strangled Bastards)
2005.09.17 Opdrift, Groningen (+ Gate Crashers, Freebooters, Running Riot, Instinct Of Survival)
2005.12.03 The Old Angel, Nottingham UK

2006.02.04 Bolwerk, Sneek (+ Pinheadz, The Milwaukee Wildmen, Contempt, Die Verlorene Jungs, Defiance, Skarface, Conflict)
2006.02.05 La Cave, Groningen (+ Contempt)
2006.05.07 Melkweg, Amsterdam (+ Sick On The Bus)
2006.05.26 Klub 007, Praha CZE
2006.06.10 L’Heretic Club, Bordeaux FRA
2006.06.17 Dunkerque BEL
2006.09.16 L’Heretic Club, Bordeaux FRA

2007.04.11 Baarmoeder, Amsterdam (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.12 Opdrift, Groningen (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.13 Lobusch, Hamburg GER (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.14 Kopi, Berlin GER (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.15 Klub 007, Praha CZE (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.17 Chemiefabrik, Dresden GER (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.18 J.U.Z.I., Göttingen GER (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.19 Carlo Levi, Liege BEL (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Pedestrians)
2007.04.20 Au, Frankfurt GER (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.04.21 A.J.Z., Mannheim GER (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Crossing Chaos, Ablarm)
2007.04.22 Openbare Orde, Nijmegen (+ Mouth Sewn Shut)
2007.08.11 Kanivofest, Montreal FRA
2007.08.22 Bohs Bar, Dublin IRE
2007.11.08 City Squat, Groningen (+ F.F.F., Jobcrusher, Gegen Die Wand, Kezus Krijst, Vopo’s, U-Lock Justice, Instinct Of Survival, Born/Dead, Behind Enemy Lines)

2008.03.11 Amiens FRA
2008.03.12 Saint-Etienne FRA
2008.03.13 Lausanne, SWI
2008.03.14 Modena ITA
2008.03.15 Roma ITA
2008.03.16 Ancona ITA
2008.03.17 Ilirska Bistrica SLO
2008.03.18 Ljubljana SLO
2008.03.20 Beograd YU
2008.03.21 Time, Zagreb KRO
2008.03.22 Squat Milada, Praha CZE
2008.04.05 La Zone, Liège BEL (+ Varukers)
2008.04.18 Osnabrück GER
2008.05.08 Capital Hill Arts Center, Seattle WA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.09 Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma WA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.10 Wandering Goat, Eugene OR (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.11 Satyricon, Portland OR (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.12 Musichead, Medford OR (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.13 The Placebo, Eureka CA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.14 Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.15 Your Place, Oakland CA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste)
2008.05.16 AWS Outdoor Arena, Rowland Heights CA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.17 Che Cafe, San Diego CA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.18 Corona CA (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Inhaste, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.19 Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.20 Albuquerque NM (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.21 Climax Lounge, Denver CO (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.22 The Jackpot, Lawrence KS (+ Mouth Sewn Shut, Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.23 OKC Info Shop, Oklahoma City OK (+ Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.24 Red Blood Club, Dallas TX (+ Doomsday Hour)
2008.05.25 Red 7, Austin TX (+ Doomsday Hour)
2008.07.04 Packebusch Fest, GER
2008.08.21 Vastavirta, Tampere FIN
2008.08.22 Domino, Helsinki (+ Oi Polloi)
2008.08.23 Kilingi-Nomme EST (+ Oi Polloi and more)
2008.09.20 Schrottbar Fest, Biel SWI
2008.10.11 Druckluft Fest, Oberhausen GER
2008.11.13 Vera, Groningen (+ Discharge)

2009.07.13 Bacardi, Callac FRA
2009.07.12 La Peña Festayre, Paris FRA

2014.09.19 Bloom, Padova ITA

2015.05 El Diablo, Lille FRA

2016.05.05 Crowbar, Groningen

2019.05.31 Bambara, Groningen (Earthshaker Fest)
2019.07.03 Obscene Extreme, Trutnov CZE

Tours: (until 2004)
March 1993: Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland (with DISORDER + HUSKER IKKE)
June 1993: Germany, Czech, Poland (with HIATUS)
March 1994: Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech, Switzerland (with BRAWL)
April 1994: England, Ireland (with BRAWL)
September 1994: France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece
May 1995: Germany, Holland (with CONCRETE SOX)
September 1995: Germany, Czech, Holland (with BRAWL)
October 1995: U.S.A. (East-Coast), Canada (with STATE OF FEAR)
December 1995: Holland (with BOYCOT + HIATUS)
June 1996: Germany (with KORRUPT)
July 1996: Belgium, Luxembourg, France (with BOYCOT; Willy HIATUS on vocals)
August 1996: England, Scotland (with GRUFF; with Willy HIATUS on vocals)
September 1996: Germany, Czech (with Rudy DISORDER on vocals)
May 1998: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland (with DOOM + WOLFPACK)
October 1998: U.S.A. (West-Coast + Texas), Mexico (with CALLOUSED + TOXIC NARCOTIC)
May 1999: Germany
March 2000: Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain
May 2000: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
April 2001: NL, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy (with CALLOUSED + SKEWHIFF)
May 2001: UK (+ MOLOTOV COCKTAIL)
August 2001: Germany (+ FREE RANGE TIME BOMB)
September 2001: France, Spain (+ D.K.W.)
September 2002: Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany
April 2003: Scandinavia (+ RIISTETYT)
May 2003: Bretagne
May/June 2003: Ireland (+ MOUTHPIECE)
April 2004: Holland, Belgium, France, Germany (+ RIISTETYT + BACCHUS TEMPLE ADDICTS)