And the centre of the world is …

Scunthorpe

scunthorpe

where Arcade Fire – a regular fixture on the Furillen playlist – will play a gig on 7 June.

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I love this band, and I love that they did this … although I have no idea why.

It’s difficult to explain just how dull Scunthorpe is. It’s absolutely nowhere. When I googled ‘quotes about Scunthorpe’, the first relevant hit was a page about garden fencing.

No band ever plays there – except for The Pogues, in 1988.

Nobody visits this town. Ever …

scunthorpe sign

Although there is something of the flavour of La Digue du Braek about its surroundings …

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What a brilliant, quirky, insane – unpredictable – band …

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