Pop Will Eat Itself
Wed 4th Dec 2019 @ 7:30 pm£22.50
PWEI are: Graham Crabb & Mary Baker on vocals, Rich March on guitar, Adam Mole on keys, Fuzz Townshend on drums, & Davey Bennett on bass.
This unique band, whose influence touched the careers of acts such as The Prodigy and Nine Inch Nails, still has a large, strong following worldwide, with an active online community who have shown great interest in the bands work, which continues to this day.
In 1987, Pop Will Eat Itself surprised the independent music world by morphing overnight from two minute, three chord indie pop wonders into hip-hop rock crossover pioneers. Years ahead of their time, PWEI produced “Box Frenzy”, a furious mix of beatboxes, metal riffs, MC’ing and pop songs. Second album ‘This Is The Day, This Is The Hour, This Is This’ was hailed as a masterpiece that was years ahead of its time, a smorgasbord of diverse samples, bleak dystopian lyrics and pumping, crashing rhythms that combined in a sprawling, futuristic mini-universe. Two more albums on major labels followed, ‘A Cure For Sanity’ which took the sampling obcession further, but in a livelier, dancier style and ‘The Looks Or The Lifestyle’ which added Fuzz Townshend as a live drummer.
The band recently toured in Australia and completed a successful ‘Love From Stourbridge’ tour in the UK sharing the bill with Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Miles Hunt of The Wonderstuff. It has been a remarkable return to form with those gigs almost unanimously described as some of the best the band have ever done.