Peel Session: Half Man Half Biscuit (2004)
This is the last of the Half Man Half Biscuit session that I have on file; if anyone out there has got any of the many that I haven't posted please get in touch because I'd love to put up some more.
Anyway it's reassuring in these days of mainstream 'indie' being generally horrendous that there are still a few bands like HMHB and The Wedding Present still trucking along, making great records and completely ignoring fashions and trends. Hooray for them. This was the very last of the band's huge run of Peel Sessions, recorded in Manchester in November 2004. The last two tracks in particular are absolutely lovely, although the third song will probably be absolutely incomprehensible to anyone non English, but that just makes it even more fun. Most of the material in this session comes from 2005's highly recommended Achtung Bono record, the latest of the bands ten full length releases.
Half Man Half Biscuit - 01 Asparagus Next Left (Peel session)
Half Man Half Biscuit - 02 For What Is Chatteris (Peel session)
Half Man Half Biscuit - 03 Epiphany (Peel session)
Half Man Half Biscuit - 04 Joy Division Oven Gloves (Peel session)