Last gig of the year …and two for 2015

The ninth and final gig of 2014 will be in Manchester, and the band kick off 2015 in Edinburgh. Much later in the year is a return to Suffolk, this time to Bury St Edmunds. Details below. All of our previous Gig Reviews can be found here.

Full List of Upcoming Gigs

New Half Man Half Biscuit Album “Urge For Offal”

urge-for-offal-half-man-half-biscuit The latest Half Man Half Biscuit album, “Urge For Offal” was released on October 20th and has actually made the Top 40 albums, if only by the skin of its teeth. Quite an achievement. 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 £9.95 including delivery. 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.

Other sources you might want to investigate are the excellent Proper Music store, where the album is £9.99 including delivery, and Manchester’s Piccadilly Records, where the CD is £10.99 including delivery, but you can pick it up in-store for £9.49. It’d be remiss of me not to point out that the CD is also available at the mighty Amazon for £10.99 including delivery. Amazon has an MP3 download, as does the iTunes Music Store.

Probe Plus Urge For Offal

“Urge For Offal” at the Probe Plus Store.

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.

NB57 into top 10 “Greatest Merseysiders”


Nigel Blackwell made the number 10 position in a January 2014 Liverpool Echo poll of the “Greatest Merseysiders”, thanks largely (I suspect) to the efforts of regulars to this site and to the Half Man Half Biscuit Society Facebook page. In the same newspaper’s previous poll, over 10 years ago, Blackwell made the number 57 position, leading Yahoo Groups mailing list contributor Philip Taylor to come up with the “NB57″ nickname. Whether “NB10″ will catch on is another matter. You can read the full list of great Merseysiders on the Liverpool Echo site here.

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.