Snap Scene: Inspiral Carpets, Croxton Bandroom, 5th August 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Inspiral Carpets, Croxton Bandroom, 5th August 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

The Inspiral Carpets formed in Oldham in the late 80s and by 1990 their stunning debut album Life peaked at #2 on the UK albums chart and produced several Top 20 singles including ‘This Is How It Feels’ and ‘She Comes in the Fall’.

Inspiral Carpets reunited in 2003, playing to sellout crowds on tour and releasing the single ‘Come Back Tomorrow’ (recorded in 1995) and a number of new compilation records, most notably the Cool As box set.

The band went on indefinite hiatus after the sudden death of much-loved band mate, drummer Craig Gill in 2016. Now the Carpets, (who Noel Gallagher once famously roadied for), say the “time is right” to head back on tour to celebrate their music – while paying tribute to Craig Gill.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.