A LEGENDARY Scottish indie band beloved by John Peel has reformed two decades after splitting.

Led by singer/guitarist John McKeown, influential art-rockers The Yummy Fur featured a number of different musicians throughout the 1990s, with members including Alex Kapranos, Paul Thomson and Dino Bardot, all of Franz Ferdinand.

Earlier this week McKeown, Thomson and Bardot were joined by fellow Yummy Fur original Brian McDougall for a live session on Vic Galloway’s BBC Scotland show.

The band played three tracks from Piggy Wings, a new compilation of singles and highlights from Night Club, Male Shadow At Three O’Clock and Sexy World – three albums they recorded between 1995 and 1998.

Sounding tighter and more focussed than ever before, they also performed Unity Over Europe, a new track inspired, not by Brexit, but the Hitler-loving Mitford sister.

During the session, McKeown told Galloway how the compilation, out now on Mogwai’s Rock Action, had originally been intended to come out around 2009 but “then something very Yummy Fur happened”.

This current reformation is “as permanent as it can be” when half of the band may be called up on Franz duties.

The Yummy Fur support Fat White Family: November 22, QMU, Glasgow, 7pm, £20.35. Tickets from

Piggy Wings is out now on Rock Action