Carter USM to play first four albums live

Duo promising 'Take That-style costume changes' for special gigs

Carter USM are set to play their first four albums live in order.

The shows – entitled ‘The Drum Machine Years’ – will see the quartet of records performed over two nights in London.

Third and fourth LPs ‘1992: The Love Album’ and ‘Post Historic Monsters’ will be played at the Kentish Town Forum on November 13, while the first two, ‘101 Damnations’ and ’30 Something’, get an airing at Brixton Academy on November 14.

“We really enjoyed playing the reunion gigs (of the last few years),” said frontman Jim Bob. “They were fantastic, life-affirming celebrations, and turned out to be some of the best ever Carter shows. We decided that if we did it again it had to be something different, for both the audience and for us. Performing our first four albums in full, first track to last is something we’ve never done. We might even chuck in a cheeky Take That-style costume change.”

Guitarist Fruitbat added: “We will be playing songs that we have never played live before, and I am really looking forward to that challenge.

“We are really thrilled to not only be playing our 11th show at The Academy, but it will be wonderful to return to The Forum, where we also played some classic gigs. These sets should be marathons, so I’m going to get in training. I think the audience should too, as we are all going to need to be fit for this!”

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