A new 150-capacity club is opening in Liverpool for 12 months, called Best Before.
Opening in a condemned building attached to the event space Constellations, the club's name is a nod to its temporariness, given its tenure ends just before the building is scheduled to be demolished.
Inspired by the close-knit intimacy of London's tragically closed Plastic People and Dance Tunnel, Best Before will also feature minimal lighting and a no-phones-on-dancefloor policy.
Plastic People, one of the most historically important clubs in London, is set to close. The club, which was home to the famed FWD>> night that was so essential in dubstep's formation, has also been host to residencies from Floating Points, Four Tet, Theo Parrish, James Blake and Carl Craig.
To describe Andy Carthy as a one-off is probably to understate the situation. He designs all his own album covers and artwork. He's launched his own brand of tea and has a pop-up tea shop set up at many of his gigs selling brews and biscuits. He lugs boxes of vinyl, his own decks and a mixing console around the world in an era when it's quite de rigueur to turn up with nowt but a pair of headphones and memory stick in your pocket.