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CUD + Percy

Thu Oct 28 @ 7.30 pm

Leeds art students form band, create cult indie-pop and funk sensation, tour with the Pixies and session with John Peel. Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, and The Mekons, they were the pre-Britpop answer to sad-eyed shoegaze; bursting with originality, humour and a fuck-you-we’re-from-Leeds attitude. What’s not to like?

Initially lauded for that quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987, they soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, front-page NME coverage, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.

Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again and found an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade the stage.

Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker…

This will sell out – early purchase recommended!

Tickets from £15

8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW United Kingdom
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