Half Man Half Biscuit

The Leadmill
, 2017

Tickets cost £20

Cult post-punk outfit.

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“Why don’t they have any badminton courts in the jungle?

Because there isn’t the demand.”

So say Half Man Half Biscuit in a line from their song A Lilac Harry Quinn. The band has been writing their own brand of surrealist, sarcastic, sardonic rock songs since 1984, mixing humour and bleakness in equal measure.

A favourite of legendary broadcaster John Peel, he once declared the band a "national treasure" and stated in 1997 that "in a decently ordered society, members of Half Man Half Biscuit would be routinely carried shoulder high through the streets of every city they visited".

Written by Tom Roper; July 26, 2017