Pop Will Eat Itself

THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2019

7.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

cancelled

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. 
2019 has seen the band in the national media spotlight more than once in stories involving PM Boris
Johnson, MP Michael Gove and comic icon Dennis The Menace no less.
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 were released from their restrictive major label deal with BMG as it was deemed that PWEI
would never have a top 10 record. Their last release 'Get The Girl, Kill The Baddies' went straight into
the charts at no.9. The move to Korda Marshall's Infectious label saw the band explore darker,
heavier sounds. Trent Reznor, always a fan, signed the band to his Nothing label in the US and a
large US tour with Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson followed. The touring took its toll and the band
split in 1996.
In July 2011, a new line-up was announced, featuring Graham Crabb (as the only original member),
fellow vocalist Mary Byker (Gaye Bykers On Acid, Apollo 440, Pigface), guitarist Tim Muddiman (Gary
Numan), drummer Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, Killing Joke) and bassist Davey Bennett (This Burning
Age). In October that year the album, New Noise Designed By A Sadist, was released on Cooking
Vinyl, produced by Monti & Rob Holliday (Sulpher, Prodigy) and was followed by a UK tour. The
single 'Disguise' was featured as Radio 6 Breakfast Show 'Single of the Week' and an instrumental
'Back To Business' was used on Top Gear. Crabb & Byker guested on Soccer AM. The 'Watch The
Bitch Blow' EP was released in March 2014 as part of a PledgeMusic.com campaign. An unofficial
World Cup single, Funk FIFA followed in May, featuring Brazilian rapper BNegao (Planet Hemp). The
band then recorded an ‘underground’ fan-release only album in 2015 called ‘Anti Nasty League’. The
track 'Set Sail For Death' was used in the award-winning soundtrack film 'Pin Cushion'. A collection of
remixes is due out later this year.
Since 2017/18 original members March, Mole & Townshend have returned to the band on a full-time
basis. 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. The energy is still there in abundance. The band are currently working on a new
album with a view to a 2020 release - with the closest to the original line up so far, since reforming.


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Oran Mor

Byres Road
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
G12 8QX

Venue Details



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Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£11.00
SAT 29 FEB 2020
Heather Woods Broderick
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£13.00
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SUN 1 MAR 2020
Chris Farren
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£7.50
MON 2 MAR 2020
Big Thief
Old Fruitmarket, GlasgowDoors 7pmsold out
TUE 3 MAR 2020
Hot 8 Brass Band
Liquid Room, Edinburgh19.30£22.00
WED 4 MAR 2020
HOT 8 BRASS BAND
Queen Margaret Union, GlasgowDoors 19:30£22.00
FRI 6 MAR 2020
Malka
Stereo, Glasgow19.30£9.00
MON 9 MAR 2020
Shawn James
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£13.00
TUE 10 MAR 2020
Louis Cole
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7pmSOLD OUT
THU 12 MAR 2020
Eliza Shaddad
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£9.50
James Leonard Hewitson
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow19.00£5.00
FRI 13 MAR 2020
Wolfgang Flür (Ex-Kraftwerk)
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£20.00
WED 18 MAR 2020
Andy Shauf
Mono, Glasgow19:30SOLD OUT
THU 19 MAR 2020
TUNGZ
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.00
SAT 21 MAR 2020
Tom McGuire & The Brassholes
Drygate, GlasgowDoors 19:00£15.00
Kendama
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SUN 22 MAR 2020
Squid
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.0010.00
MON 23 MAR 2020
Clock Opera
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£10.00
TUE 24 MAR 2020
Douglas Dare
Glad Cafe, Shawlands£9.00
WED 25 MAR 2020
Jay Som
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£13.00
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Animal Society
& Umbra
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Humanist
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.00
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Ophelia Lies
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£5.00
Margaret Glaspy
Mono, Glasgow19:30£14.00
Lee Scratch Perry
Classic Grand, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£25.00
SAT 28 MAR 2020
Nordic Giants
Drygate, Glasgow19:00£16.00
SUN 29 MAR 2020
Lee Scratch Perry
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.30£25.00
Porridge Radio
Glad Cafe, Shawlands7.30 pm£9.00
MON 30 MAR 2020
Ralph TV
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£7.00
Pinegrove
SWG3 TV Studio, GlasgowDoors 7pm£16.50