26 February 2005Gabrielles Wish new EP
New live dates:
Friday 4 March - The Bierkeller, Manchester (77 Piccadilly)
Friday 18 March - The Castle, Oldham (38 Union Street)
Another date is yet to be confirmed, 11 March at Red's Bar in Newcastle.
For more details, updates and extensive band history, discography, etc, visit www.gabrielleswish.com
Thanks to MickANewOrderFan for info.
Tel 0871 223 5145 for more details
25 February 2005Moss Side Story
The tour begins, rather appropriately, at a location significant in Doves history: "near the remnants of the studio where they once recorded as successful early 1990s dance act Sub Sub, before it burnt down along with all their equipment. This led them to regroup, using guitars, as Doves. Now the place is a burned out shell." Sub Sub were one of the most successful acts on the late Rob Gretton's Rob's Records.
The modern day Doves find out that "There's nothing left to signify Doves were ever here at all, but they leave a present for local dogs by urinating on the building. Peeing on their legacy is a typically mischievous act at odds with Doves' media image (they're mostly described with the words "miserable", "Mancunian" or "dour")."
22 February 2005New Order, New Wave, new interviews
Also, Hooky is DJing at the next Get Loaded @ Turnmills alongside regulars Shaun Ryder 'n' Bez on Thursday 3 March.
19 February 2005Tony Wilson interview in the NME
Thanks to OMNY.
16 February 2005The Durutti Column live webcast
10 February 2005Live webcast of The Durutti Column
The broadcast will be available in Windows Media format only in a choice of 56K and 256K streams.
09 February 2005Final Fraternal Greetings...
And then there's...
FAC BN 1 A Certain Ratio; "Shack Up" 7" 45rpm. August ’80
FAC BN 2 The Durutti Column; "Lips that would kiss": 12" 45rpm October ’80
FAC BN 3 Section 25: "Charnel Ground"; 7" 45rpm. November '80. According to our New Zealand correspondent if you turn the sleeve upside down the sand dunes look like a woman's armpit. Coffee table chick my arse.
FAC BN 4 Manhattan Project or Nicky ; single ind demo form at moment and singer writer may or may not be in London or NYC. Release uncertain.
FAC BN 5 Crispy Ambulance; single recorded late this month, Jan.
FACtBN 6 Blurt; "Live in Berlin" 10" 33rpm 8-tracker..if they can find the Tapes...the last time they saw them...........
FACT BN 7 Crawling Chaos; for afficionados of FAC 17...like me and Claud Bessy, an album of driving music from the North East. To be recorded, March.
FACTUS 1 Joy Division; "Unknown Pleasures"; released Summer 80
FACUS 2 Joy Division; "She's lost control/Atmosphere" not to be confused with
FACUS 2 UK (which we forgot to mention above) which is "Atmosphere/She's lost control" has a uk at the bottom of the sleeve and is 25p hheaper in UK, though of course not in US,,,,rambling again
FACUS 4 A Certain Ratio: "Do theDu(casse)" 12 45rpm 4 tracks. Released from Berkely this month, selling in England with special sticker which explains that it repeats certain tracks from elsewehere and hopefully stops all those stupid bloody complaining letters like the ones about the blasted flexi discs. Recorded at Cargo and Graveyard 4 track.
FACUS 5 "Manchester to New York direct" 75" U-Matic 525 line video tape made June 1980 for use in Hurrah's /danceteria/Mudd/Rock Lounge etc. and now showing in Australian record shops. Features some material which will be found on 625 lines on FACT 36 and 37 later this year.
FACTUS 6 Joy Division: "Closer". American release set for Late March 81.
FACTUS 7 Billboard for Factus 6.
RECORDS Vini/D.C. to do single forJeanne Pierre Turmel/Sordide Sentimental and licensing deals continuing in farflung territories like N?Z., Finland..Italy….where there are a lot of bootlegs etc.
BOOKS Publishing plans await the pricing of a specially sized book to subvert the literary cartels. Conversations underway with Manchester print co-operative, Reid, Morrissey and others. Summer.
VIDEO Factory video unit virtually in action. So far a JVC KY 2000E plus a U)Matic portapac. Two machine editing to be installed as sson as someone works out the exact tidal structure of our cash flow in order to press enough "Ceremonies" and have the monies for a time base corrector and a desk to put it on.
AMERICA Apparently a returns policy is more important than beauty. It is being studied.
GIGS Up to the individual band. ACR only do two a month causethey have fragile personalities, New Order..I’m not sure cause I'm the last person to find out about their gigs. Blurt play for money,Vini for love. Some approaches can be made via R.Trade gigs…though as ever nothing is definite.
THE REVOLUTION: Get your hands on the means of production…the bleeding tools etc…..small investment in MVS, Chris and Nick, pressers of independent records to the cream now have own plant….ours is the plastic etc.
BACKLASH as in the games people play..does your heart good…ex-catholic grammar school..yes....hooligans..yes…elitists……yes. But coffee table…..well really.
OUT OF STOCK PROBLEMS : or the stock problem. Records do sometimes sell out. The only way to avoid that is to print loads, displaying a) terminal pride in that you're so confident, or b) a wilful disregard of the role of capital. When they sell out it takes time to get them out. There’s always too many or too few, never enough. For Christ's sake it's just like life. In the end everything happens. Perhaps we should start a religious sect. Great marketing possibilities.
Fraternal greetings to all interested enough to write, play or listen to the stuff. Fact 30 by the way is great, so don’t believe a word the bastards say.
And so endeth the Shareholder's Analysis for End of Year '80. Many thanks again to Sebfact for diligently transcribing the whole thing, typos 'n' all. Time to check out that SXXV sleeve...
08 February 2005Nosebleeds film tickets on sale
Whilst it doesn't mention the London exhibition it does heavily feature the Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company, which he set up in 1993 ("planning ahead for the day he got too old to skate professionally").
25 - artacts '05, Festival für Jazz und Improvisierte Musik, Alte Gerberei - St. Johann in Tirol
26 - M&KC, Koper
1 - tba, Mostar
3 - Dom Omladine, Belgrade
4 - Kset, Zagreb
5 - Podlaga, Sezana
13 - The Freebutt, Brighton, Presented by Tatty Seaside Town
2 - Mains D'oeuvres, Paris
11 - The Bloomsbury Theatre, London (with Jah Wobble)
07 February 2005Rip and Burn readers question New Order
Thanks to OMNY and the Crispy Ambulance Discography.
Meanwhile, following on from Friday's Guardian interview with Hooky and Bloc Party it seems that they have lined up a similar event with Doves and Bernard Sumner for this Friday.
04 February 2005F4 Records profile on BBC News website
Tony Wilson explains that Factory Too and Factory Records Limited, the two previous incarnations, were "despondent and dismal experiences" and that "Of all the things I do in my life the most exciting thing I've ever done, and the thing I have most loved, is being part of a record company."
Meanwhile, F4 has taken delivery of some shiny new badges, more details of which expected shortly.
Rob Hodges asks "Would you consider working with Factory boss Tony Wilson again? If so, on what terms?"
Bernard: "The problem that we had with Factory is that they didn't pay us the money."
Hooky: "Or account to us. We never knew how many records we sold. We still don't. No idea."
Bernard: "On a personal level and a creative level, they were great."
Hooky: "In Tony's defence, it's not like he fucked off with the money. If anyone knows who's got it, could they write in?"
March 2005, issue #224
Available in all good newsagents and some rubbish ones too
03 February 2005New Order for V Festival 2005
The Festival line-up also includes Oasis and The Darkness.
Thanks to C and NOOL.
01 February 2005You Won't Feel Out Of Place (update)
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography