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Mansun

Neo-glam space travellers are supposed to be beamed down to Earth from some flamboyant galaxy far far away – a distant nebula far more grandiose and psychedelic than our own.

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They are sure as fuck not supposed to be four blokes from Chester. But lo, from Chester Mansun did come to lead a revolution against Britpop‘s tired practitioners.

Wide Open Space (1996) was their uneasy masterclass, a swirling brooding dust-cloud of loneliness, paranoia, and alienation. Coming from Chester will do that to you.