A New (Old) Song from “On The Wire”
“On The Wire” on BBC Radio Lancashire has recently unearthed an old (undated but circa 1992) HMHB acoustic session for the show, and on 20 September they played an unreleased song from this which they’re calling “Clear Day”. Listen to it here.
- Robin 2, Bilston – 10th December 2015 • Tickets
- O2 Academy, Bristol – 26th February 2016 • Tickets
- Picturedrome, Holmfirth – 12th March 2016 • Tickets
Guardian Readers’ Album Of The Year!
Ignored in the reviews section of almost every major newspaper and magazine, despite making the top 40 album chart, Urge For Offal was voted 2014’s “Readers’ Album Of The Year” in the Guardian. The newspaper sheepishly had to put “Well, nothing” under the “What we said” section. A tremendous accolade.
“Urge For Offal” hits the pop charts!
“Urge For Offal” has become the first HMHB album to make the charts since 1987, according to the Official Charts Company. In the midweek charts, the album briefly hit no.39.
We’re discussing the album on its dedicated page here. If you want the CD, you can order it through the Probe Plus Store here, where the cost is probably as low as you’ll find it anywhere. There is also a vinyl/CD combination available, and for the first time, an MP3 download of the album available direct from the record company for just £6.49.
Over Bridges, Under Bridges
There can’t be anything much more biscuity than attempting to cycle to every place mentioned in a Half Man Half Biscuit lyric, and that’s exactly what Steve Harman and Nick Dawes are trying to do. You can read an account of their ongoing exploits at Half Man Half Bike Kit, including the team’s heroic attempt to do That London in a day.
New on this site
If you’ve not been here for a while, the most recent lowlights include the start of the huge “A-Z of HMHB” and a stab at translating some songs to bring the music of HMHB to the world. For these and other oddments, check out “Features on this site” on the home page.