Love Morrissey? Hate his terrible opinions and attitudes? Don’t fancy seeing him live, but think a tribute act might be a bit naff? What if I told you there was another way?

Mexrrissey might be the band for you. It’s a simple concept – they play Morrissey songs, but they’re from Mexico City. Irish blood, English heart, Mexican band.

“In Mexico Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour.” (I hope nobody tells them about everything he’s said since 1990) “His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.

Now the love has been returned, with a band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s and The Smiths’ songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and string led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart.”

Thus far their output has been mostly Morrissey covers, but luckily for those of us with a soft spot for The Smiths and a less soft spot for Morrissey’s steadily worsening output, they’ll be playing the whole of classic Smiths album The Queen is Dead live, starting with this Friday at Manchester’s Albert Hall.

(Apologies to the Silent Radio boss Simon Zaccagni, who can’t stand The Smiths.)

Get your tickets here:

UK dates:

27th Apr 18: Albert Hall, Manchester
28th Apr 18: Church, Leeds
29th Apr 18: Barbican Centre, London
1st May 18: UEA: The Waterfront, Norwich
2nd May 18: Trinity Centre, Bristol
3rd May 18: O2 Institute, Birmingham
4th May 18: SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
5th May 18: La Belle Angele, Edinburgh