Half-Man Half-Biscuit. Nope, that’s not the name of an ‘inspirational true story’ your Tivo forgot to record off the Lifetime Channel – it’s the moniker of one of Britain’s most curious national treasures. Half-Man Half-Biscuit have been delighting fans with their unique brand of satirical and smart indie-rock for almost thirty years now. And – get this – for a band so often labelled as a ‘comedy’ or ‘novelty’ group, they’ve actually got a killer grasp of pop melody to go alongside song titles like ‘Bad Losers On Yahoo! Chess’ or ‘Venus In Flares’.
So, to mark Day Five of the BAMM Advent Calendar, here’s a festive contribution from their huge back catalogue: ‘It’s Cliched To Be Cynical At Christmas.’