BOB’s your uncle! Classic indie band, BOB, reform for Gigantic All Dayer festival
The Gigantic Indie All Dayer has announced that it will exclusively host the very first live reunion show of 80s indie pop band BOB.
After 20 years out of the music business and even longer since their last live gig together, 80s indie popsters and John Peel favourites BOB have announced plans of their long-awaited comeback for 2015.
Making their live return at Manchester’s Gigantic Indie All Dayer held at the Academy on the 23rd May 2015, the live date will be the classic indie band’s first live performance together since 1993.
The band have also announced plans of a new career spanning anthology slated for release in April ahead of the gig. Speaking about staging their comeback BOB said:
“We are very excited to be playing Gigantic! Next year sees the release of our second re-issue double CD on 3 Loop which features all our singles remastered and a complete CD of unreleased material. We always enjoyed playing in Manchester so it will be a pleasure to come back.”
Speaking about what fans can expect from the show, the band went on to say:
“We will be playing a mixture of all the old faves and are really looking forward to catching up with friends old and new” they said.
After a chance encounter in Rough Trade records with John Peel, the band soon became championed by the DJ throughout a career that saw them release classic singles including “Prune Your Tree”, “What a Performance”, “Kirsty”, “Nothing for something” and more via their own House of Teeth label. In 1989, BOB’s infectious and perhaps best known single ‘Convenience’ was released and boosted by listeners into the infamous John Peel Festive Favourites list that same year.
BOB will play alongside other old-skool indie acts on the bill including headliners Echo & The Bunnymen, Pop Will Eat Itself, Gang Of Four, The Primitives and many, many more to be announced soon.