Menswear’s debut album ‘Nuisance’ finally goes platinum

Defunct Britpop band get delayed recognition 17 years after the LP's initial release

Defunct Britpop band Menswear‘s debut album ‘Nuisance’ has finally gone platinum.

The 1995 release from the Britpop stars reached Number 11 in the UK charts on its initial release, but has only just received this recognition from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Guitarist Chris Gentry took to Twitter to express his delight. He wrote: “‘Nuisance’ by Menswe@r goes WW Platinum. Thx to everyone who made it possible.”

BBC 6 Music presenter and former drummer Matt Everitt also told NME: “To be honest, the idea that ‘Nuisance’ had sold 300,000 copies worldwide seems rather suspect to me, but Twitter appears to be very keen on the idea, so who am I to argue?”

He then joked: “Although now I come to think of it, my annual royalty cheques (approximately £83) would suggest something is amiss here. However, I’m currently expecting our long-delayed Led Zeppelin style reunion at the O2 and 15 CD/DVD/Blu-ray boxset retrospective of our lengthy and critically acclaimed career to become a reality, just in time for Christmas.”

The album included the hit singles ‘Daydreamer’ and ‘Being Brave’. The band split in 1998 after their second record ¡Hay Tiempo! failed to secure a UK release.