Grunge act is older than some of its fans

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YANK grunge band Mudhoney are coming to the O2 ABC to give fans a live listen to the new album, Vanishing Point.

Coming from that den of alternative rock, Seattle, Mudhoney were contemporaries of Nirvana.

Indeed Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain — that other famous Seattle face — cited an early EP of Mudhoney, Superfuzz Bigmuff, as one of the albums he thought were most influential to Nirvana’s sound.

The band have been enjoying success since forming in 1988, but lead singer Mark Arm formed his first band when still in high school — and unable to play a musicl instrument.

Listen out for key tracks from the new cut such as the single, The Only Son of the Widow from Nairn, and I Like It Small, What to Do with the Neutral and Douchebags on Parade.

Mudhoney play on June 5 at the O2 ABC — doors open at 7pm.

Support acts include Meat Puppets and METZ.

Tickets cost £18, and are available from www.ticketweb.co.uk.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.