Fall back in love with music at sweet seaside gig

Half Man Half Biscuit play Brighton’s Concorde 2 on Friday, October 18.

Spokeswoman Kairen Kemp said: “This is a truly-genuine band, blessed with a magical capacity to make the most jaded of listeners fall back in love with music again, with witty and dry, sardonic yet never cynical, melodically-infectious yet edgy sing-along songs.

“These four lads who shook the Wirral are perhaps still to some extent an undiscovered national treasure. Back in 1985, Half Man Half Biscuit sat comfortably at the top of the indie album chart.

“This may not seem so much of an achievement, unless you take a look back at the other contenders in the chart at that time.

“Acts such as Depeche Mode, New Order and The Cult were all on the scene.

“That album was Back In The DHSS, and it became an instant success after it was championed by the late John Peel, for whom they did a total of 12 sessions over the years. As soon as he heard the white label test pressing, he was smitten.”

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