Post punk cult heroes The Membranes come to Carlisle later this year.

Formed in 1977, the band were favourites of radio legend John Peel and were a major influence on the indie scene of the mid-eighties before splitting in 1990.

They reformed when one of their former support bands, My Bloody Valentine, asked them to play their All Tomorrows Parties festival in 2009.

The band went on to record their most acclaimed and bestselling album - 2015’s Dark Matter/Dark Energy - and this summer released their sixth album, What Nature Gives... Nature Takes Away, to rave reviews.

The album is built around the theme of nature and features a 20 piece choir and collaborations with Chris Packham, Shirley Collins, Jordan and Kirk Brandon.

The band play The Brickyard on October 19 and will be supported by city punks Shot Balowski who released their debut self-titled album earlier this year to positive reviews.

n The Definitely Oasis gig at The Brickyard on August 31 is now sold out.

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