The Stone Roses inspired comedy from Spike Island
PUBLISHED: 10:37 20 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:37 20 June 2013
THE SECOND film this year to shine a light on the legacy of 'Madchester' rock legends The Stone Roses, Spike Island is a coming of age sitcom steeped in reverence for its source material.
A fictional drama following a group of scruffy teenagers set in Manchester, 1990, as they attempt to blag their way into the band’s Spike Island gig – a concert which would later become as famous as the band itself.
Determined to forget their boring lives and doubts over their future, the group have just one mission: get into the gig (despite having no tickets) and get their band’s demo tape into the hands of The Stone Roses by any means.
Written by Chris Coghill – who appeared in Shameless and 24 Hour Party People – the film mixes 1990s nostalgia with lashings of laughs, drama and a compelling tale more about the boys than the band.
Spike Island is out tomorrow (Fri).