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Half Man Half Biscuit, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, 12 June 2015

‘At DFS a job I have landed
But I don’t get paid for the first five years…’

If that raises a smile you could be a potential fan of the cult national treasure that is… 426 more words


URGE FOR NIGEL: an interview with Nigel Blackwell of Half Man Half Biscuit

Nigel Blackwell of Half Man Half Biscuit fame is an elusive figure in popular music, who has spent many years avoiding interviewers from many prestigious publications, so I feel very honoured that he was happy to answer the questions I had after listening to the latest album Urge For Offal. 1,257 more words

Half Man Half Biscuit's 'Urge For Offal' Reminds Us Why We Need Them To Stick Around [review]

Within the narrow confines of rock and pop there can’t be many greater antithetical events to occur within the same month as U2 giving everyone… 978 more words


Album Review - Half Man Half Biscuit - Urge for Offal

There’s a good argument for Half Man Half Biscuit being the greatest indie band of all time. After thirty years they still remain utterly loyal to the tiny Probe Plus record label, releasing thirteen albums and five EPs laden with equal parts pithiness, wordplay and the most spot on cultural references. 657 more words


Not Forgotten - Half Man Half Biscuit - Cammell Laird Social Club

From mid 80s post-punk beginnings which welded basic musicianship to barbed lyrics about life in Thatcher’s Britain, to a more competent and dynamic sound backing witty and wise wordsmithery throughout the 90s, Half Man Half Biscuit have continued to become slightly more sophisticated as time has gone on, without losing whatever it was that made them great in the first place. 497 more words



Half Man Half Biscuit are a unique act in many ways. Burdened with a silly name because songwriter and creative force Nigel Blackwell didn’t think they had any chance of being successful, they are perhaps the very definition of a cult act. 1,850 more words


#AdventCalendar Day 13: Half Man Half Biscuit

In this season of giving, we’re about to treat you to the first of our “best of 2013” podcasts but we’re not stopping there, oh no. 88 more words

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