Updated: Sunday, 9th December 2018 @ 5:33am

Johnny f**kin’ Marr! Manchester's The Minx earn respect of guitarist after wearing ‘inappropriate’ t-shirt

Johnny f**kin’ Marr! Manchester's The Minx earn respect of guitarist after wearing ‘inappropriate’ t-shirt

By Rachel Buckley

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr has backed fellow Manchester band The Minx after they were pulled off stage at their gig in Etihad Stadium for wearing an ‘inappropriate’ t-shirt.

Singer Chris Haddon showed real punk was not dead when he wore a shirt which read ‘Johnny fuckin’ Marr’ at The Minx’s show on Saturday, causing the band to be asked to leave after only three songs.

However Chris tweeted later that night: “Kicked off stage at MCFC after the 3rd song because I pulled out my Johnny Fuckin Marr shirt. Haha ace!”

The following day, Johnny Marr, English musician and former guitarist of The Smiths, texted the alternative punk-style band telling them he thinks they are ‘proper rebel rockers’.

He also tweeted: “Total respect to Minx Band who got pulled offstage after three songs at Etihad Stadium for wearing my T-Shirt #realpunk”.

Johnny also showed his support by putting them on the guest list for his upcoming Manchester show.

Over the course of the last week, fans of The Minx have been tweeting their support for the rebellious act, with one even tweeting a photo of her custom made T-Shirt which read ‘The Fucking Minx’ in tribute of the Johnny Marr shirt.

As well as causing uproar wearing controversial clothing, The Minx were recently cherry-picked for the Dr. Marten’s international autumn/winter 2013 campaign.

Their track (Can you find) my head will feature on every advert for the British footwear brand campaign, featuring visually for both adverts and still images.

The Minx are rapidly making a name for themselves, selling out tickets for every show that they have performed in Manchester so far.

Their Buzzcocks-esque pop tunes which are overflowing with energy and melody are connecting with an under-represented segment of music-loving society.

The five-part band from Wythenshawe is booming in the music industry within Manchester, becoming one of the star music attractions alongside Badly Drawn Boy, The Whip and Clint Boon.

It’s fair to say they are well on their way to winning over the whole of the UK.

They are a prime example of musicians from ‘the good old days’, where guitar bands felt like a group of friends having fun and playing songs for the sheer joy of it.

Nevertheless, The Minx book, promote and sell all their own gigs in a new music world style.

The Minx’s fanatical, loyal fan base pack out every raucous show, which the band currently perform in popular Manchester venues including the Deaf Institute and the Soup Kitchen.

After touring with Inspiral Carpets earlier this year, The Minx have their sights set on bigger crowds and wilder responses, and will soon be announcing a bigger venue for their upcoming December performance.

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