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Bands as football teams? It's a social media smash hit!

Date published: 09 August 2018


It's only been around for a month or so, but Bands FC has swiftly become a Twitter phenomenon.

Created by Mark Liptrott of Concrete Studio and Nick Fraser, who sells merchandise for enduring favourites the Charlatans, they bring together football and music by pairing iconic identities from both worlds.

The idea is simple: combine football team badges with band logos.

Or, in their own words: ‘Bands as football teams and football teams as bands’.

Take a look at the Oldham Athletic/Inspiral Carpets badge (above).

It's certainly been well received by fans and even members of the iconic Madchester band, known supporters of the Boundary Park club.

Clint Boon, the Carpets' popular keyboard player and now club DJ, Tweeted his approval, stating: "Beautiful piece of art by @_Bands_FC. Thank you xxx"

Carpets bassist Martyn Walsh simply Tweeted: "Brilliant!"

Vocalist Stephen Holt said: "Brilliant work Mark x", while the official Inspiral Carpets Twitter account posted: "Check out our updated avatar. We love this. Top work."

Elsewhere on Twitter, Oldham Jon said: "Amazing piece of work, every time I look at it I see something new."

Dave Bartholomew added: "The 'feathers' on the owl's breast, spectacular. And a black star for Gilly, beautiful."


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