Fruit's Black Candy perfect night for lovers of new music
Revellers with a sweet tooth for new bands such as Palma Violets were in their element at a new club night at Hull's Fruit.
The Humber Street venue is hosting Black Candy every Saturday night featuring top city DJs on the decks.
Playing guitar music and bands breaking into the mainstream in one room, and hip-hop, soul and post-punk in another, it strikes the perfect balance for party-goers at the former warehouse.
DJ Joe Hubbard played songs from a quirky caravan at Fruit's last Black Candy night, which the Mail went to check out.
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Joe, 20, said: "I start the night with a bit of reggae and then play hip hop and soul, by acts people know, like Notorious B.I.G.
"We did a special New Year's Eve Black Candy night and have had two since and the numbers are growing.
"Fruit has only just been given a late licence and this is its first real club night.
"It's been great so far. People kept asking to come in the caravan and took photographs of it, it's a good DJ booth and something quirky which everyone remembers from the night."
Joe said it is a night for "lovers of alternative music" and the feedback has been excellent since Black Candy began.
He said: "There's nothing like this in Hull at the moment."
DJ Jordan Donnelly, 27, played a mix of artists in the main room, including Metronomy, Egyptian Hip Hop, Tame Impala, Friendly Fires, Swim Deep, Peace, Palma Violets and more.
He has been playing in clubs across the country on and off for five to six years and said Hull has been crying out for a night like Black Candy.
He said: "It's a unique venue and the perfect setting for an alternative night that caters for people who like new bands.
"There isn't a club night like this and it's a bit stale at the moment in the city.
"We want to build up our clientele and fan base.
"The comments on Twitter have been very positive."
The DJs said they are hoping to see as many people as possible pack out the venue and spread the word to other music fans.
Fruit's managers keep visitors up to date with news for Black Candy on their Facebook page and the caravan will be back for this week's event.
Jordan said: "This Saturday will be more of the same.
"People can come along and hear new music, from bands like Dutch Uncles, which I've been playing a lot of, and have a great time."