Black Grape + The Rain Band
Black Grape could only have been made in Manchester. The swagger, fun and cryptic humour seem hewn from a city historian AJP Taylor once described as offering an archetypally different way of English urban life to London.
The Happy Mondays fell apart in 1992, leaving most observers to assume that it was the end for Shaun Ryder, as he struggled to recover from his numerous drug addictions. No one could have ever predicted that three years later, a relatively fit and healthy Shaun would return to the top of the charts, with a new band.
Black Grape’s debut album, It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah is a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humor.
One of Britain’s best wordsmiths Shaun Ryder’s lyrics have always been delightfully freewheeling, and full of multicolored imagery. Teaming up with Kermit ( ex Ruthless Rap Assassins) he now had a rapper on board with equal skills to bounce off.
Even better, the music has deep grooves and catchy pop hooks that come straight out of left field. From the blaring harmonica of the triumphant “Reverend Black Grape” and the trippy sitars of “In the Name of the Father” to the seedy, rolling “Shake Your Money” and the stinging guitars of “Tramazi Parti.”
So we’re delighted to report that Black Grape are back on the road, and with new album Pop Voodoo that really does rock the hell out of the discotheque. It’s a rewind to over twenty years ago and the glory days.
Support from: The Rainband
The Rainband are no strangers to the music industry with high praise and plaudits from Paolo Nutini and both Liam and Noel Gallagher. In recent years the band have had critical and commercial success with their tracks ‘Rise Again’ and ‘Sirens’ both achieving top 10 positions in the UK Indie singles chart.
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