Space Monkeys were the last ever band signed by Tony Wilson to his legendary Factory Records Label after spotting them play a gig in the basement of the Hacienda in 1995. Two years later the band sold a quarter of a million records worldwide through the success of the Billboard top 40 hit ‘Sugar Cane’. Ian Brown, Liam Gallagher and Irvine Welsh were all spotted at Space Monkeys gigs in the late 90’s. The cult Manchester band are back in 2018 currently recording their first new album in 20 years.
‘Space Monkeys are the best thing out of Manchester since the Inspiral Carpets roadies got ideas above their station. F**king stunning.’ – Tony Wilson,1996.