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Rising band releases new music video filmed in old Morecambe squash court

Indifferent Monkey's new music video was filmed in an old Morecambe squash court

A rising band from Morecambe has released a new music video filmed in an old squash court in a well-known town centre building.

Indifferent Monkey has brought out new single 'Je t'Aime, Je t'Aime' with a video filmed at the former Concorde Squash Club on Victoria Street.

The building is now known as the Queens Market where a major rebuilding and restoration programme has been taking place.

The trip rock four-piece (Pippa, Joe Lowe, Brendan Syson and Graham Darbyshire) perform the track inside the old court as lead singer Pippa scrawls slogans on the walls.

 

The closed-down premises was built as the Queen's Market in 1895 and later became home to the Palladium Cinema, then Crystal T's and Concorde Squash Club, but had been closed for years until local developer Nick Smith bought it at auction for £50,000 in 2015.

He then began the painstaking process of clearing the derelict building of 200 tonnes of rubbish, restoring original features, and transforming the look of the interior and exterior - all by himself.

Nick continues to battle on with plans to kickstart a community regeneration project inside the premises.

He said Indifferent Monkey had created a "cool video" in a "space set to become the innovation cafe where young people will be able to benefit in the same way we've enabled this up and coming band to use the space".

"Hopefully this is the first of many opportunities this ambitious project will give."

Read more: INTERVIEW: "I don't want to sell out" says man who singlehandedly restored iconic Morecambe venue - Beyond Radio

Earlier this year Indifferent Monkey won the Best Band of 2022 at the Radio Wig Wam awards in London and released their debut album 'Love and Peace'. They have also played at local festivals including School Aid 2023 and Lancaster Music Festival 2022.

The band are playing Deva Fest in Cheshire (on the same bill as Morcheeba, Feeder, Fleur East, Starsailor and Will Young) on August 13, and will debut at the Amersham Arms in London on July 21 and the Mercato Metropolitano, also in the capital, on July 22.

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