POP ART!

The bands celebrate new pop-themed exhibition at the Liverpool Tate...

THE CORAL and ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN played at the CREAM nightclub in LIVERPOOL on Friday

(May 24) to support the opening of REMIX, an exhibition

exploring the relationship between pop music and art at the city’s TATE gallery.

Shack, who had been added to the bill earlier in the week according to one of the event’s organisers, did not play. However, a Cream insider told NME.COM on the night that this was nothing more than an unsubstantiated rumour.

The exhibition, which opened just days after a showcase of 74 paintings by

Paul McCartney at the nearby Walker art gallery, includes photographs of rock legends by McCartney’s late wife Linda, work by early pop artists such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney and the designer of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ LP sleeve, Peter Blake, through to the iconic image of

Damon Albarn, fashioned by Julian Opie for Blur’s ‘Best Of’ album.

Tate Liverpool will be running a series of pop-themed presentations this year. Visit www.tate.org.uk/liverpool for full details.

Remix is open until August 26. Admission is £4/£3 concessions.