We went to see The Beautiful South last night at the MEN Arena (a huge thanks to my old pal John Knight). Magnificent. Great mixture of new material and catchy tracks off the new album Superbi.
The support was Badly Drawn Boy, who can play well enough but can't write songs to save his life. "Give him a chorus and that bit at the end, where he wails on and on about the loss of a friend, etc".