Music News: Grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself announce London & Manchester shows.

PWEI have announced to major shows for later in the year, one in London and one in Manchester. Support for both shows will be old mate Gary Clail Soundsystem.

With members hailing from Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country, Pop Will Eat Itself formed in 1986 in Stourbridge. Initially known as a Grebo act, they rapidly changed style with the times and developed an innovative style incorporating sample-driven indie and industrial rock that the band wryly self-described as “electronic, punk, alternative hip-hop, hybrid music for f**king, fighting & smoking cigars”.

After a succession of hits and near misses as they developed their sound, PWEI would eventually strike pure gold in 1993 with the top-ten hit “Get the Girl! Kill the Baddies!“, their highest-charting single. Disbanding in 1996, before reforming in 2005, the band would continue their intrepid legacy in 2011 with the comeback studio album ‘New Noise Designed By A Sadist’ and a succession of other releases including ‘Anti-Nasty League’ (2015), plus two brand new tracks in 2022 (“The Poppies Strike Back”, “Chihuahua”).

Hitting the festival circuit hard in 2023, PWEI reminded the crowds Camper Calling and Camp Festival of their jubilant live shows, before taking-in a run of headline shows including a date at the legendary 100 Club. Finding success from Stourbridge to Sydney, an Australian tour also awaits the band early-on in 2024.

Featuring the current line up of Graham Crabb (vox), Adam Mole (guitars), Richard March (bass), John “Fuzz” Townsend (drums), Mary Byker (keyboards, vox), and Davey Bennett (guitars); expect old favourites and a surprise-or-two when the Poppies Strike Back at Manchester Academy 2 this Autumn.

Tickets for Manchester go on General Sale on Friday 2nd Feb 10am here

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  1. January 31, 2024


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