Inspiral Carpets, Fri 27th July

Prior to hitting the bigtime at the heights of Madchester fever, Oldham’s Inspiral Carpets were true 1960s garage heads, covering classics like ’96 Tears’ and soaking their own compositions in Clint Boon’s swirling Farfisa organ. Following the departure of singer Tom Hingley last year, the Inspirals have reunited with original vocalist Stephen Holt (who had left after debut EP ‘Plane Crash’ for the short lived Rainkings) for this tour of hits and new material. Time to dig out those faded ‘Cool As Fuck’ tees.

Concorde 2 Fri 27th July 2012

Bands 4 years old

Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett grew up in Hastings, publishing fanzines and writing blogs about the town’s underground music scene. He is a regular contributor to SOURCE, NME, The Quietus, Bowlegs and more. His huge archive of magazines, flyers and vinyl is either an invaluable research tool or a bloody pain. He occasionally runs tinpot record label Dizzy Tiger, DJs sporadically and plays live even less.

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