Pop Will Eat Itself
Pop Will Eat Itself UK tour
Updated: 1 May 2014
Pop Will Eat Itself, the 90’s crossover indie act, have announced a UK December tour. Pop Will Eat Itself, or just PWEI, caused a stir in the early 90’s with their punk’d-up electro-noise and high-octane live shows.
Pop Will Eat Itself will perform in Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bristol, London and Birmingham throughout December 2014.
About Pop Will Eat Itself
The band never reached the commercial success of associated acts, such as Jesus Jones or EMF, and instead has maintained their alternative creds.
Formed in 1986, PWEI emerged as a punk/indie act and the UK music press lumped the band into the Grebo scene.
It was Pop Will Eat Itself’s 3rd album, 1989’s sample-heavy This Is The Day … This Is The Hour … This Is This!, that put the band into the then burgeoning indie-dance scene that had emerged out of the Dance, House and Indie club scenes. They were likened to bands such as Carter USM, EMF, Jesus Jones, Back To The Planet and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin amongst many others.
This Is The Day … This Is The Hour … This Is This! featured some of the band’s trademark tunes, such as Can U Dig it?, the Youth remix of Wise Up! Sucker and the sample overkill of Def.Con.One. 1992’s The Looks or the Lifestyle? album contained the PWEI classic single, Karmadrome and Eat Me Drink Me Love Me.
The band would have one more shot at the charts with 1994’s Ich Bin Ein Auslander (“I’m A Foreigner”)” off the album Dos Dedos Mis Amigos. The song was PWEI’s contribution to the rise of right-wing groups across Europe, following the fall of communism in Eastern European countries.
Pop Will Eat Itself disbanded in 1996 and briefly reformed in 2005. In 2010 the band announced their reunion and plans for a new album for 2011.
Members of Pop Will Eat Itself have since been involved in many bands and side-projects, the Big Beat duo, Bentley Rhythm Ace being the most successful.