Badly Drawn Boy to play in chip shop

The Mercury Prize winner gets greasy

Badly Drawn Boy is to play a gig in a chip shop to launch his new album.

The final venue will be decided by a fan vote from a shortlist of ten chip shops around the country.

Chippies including Ann’s Fry in Glasgow and Toffs in London are amongst those in consideration.


The cover art of Damon Gough’s new album, ‘Back In The UK’, features the Mancunian Mercury Prize winner outside a chip shop.

Votes for the following chip shops can be cast at

Ann’s Fry – Glasgow

Smith’s Ideal Fisheries – Grimsby

Brett’s Fish Restaurant – Leeds

Mr Chips – Hereford


Toffs – London

Ocean Fish Bar – Wolverhampton

Bardsleys – Brighton

Rock & Sole Plaice – London

Brunswick Fish & Chips – Manchester

Magnet – Bristol

Gough has also announced a UK tour, calling at the following venues:

Glasgow ABC (October 25)

Newcastle University (26)

Sheffield Leadmill (27)

Keele University (28)

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (November 1)

Cambridge Junction (2)

Portsmouth Pyramid (4)

Bloomsbury Ballroom (5)

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

You May Like