13 December 2008The Durutti Column MMIX
Sat 31 - The Met, Bury [10.00 GBP adv, 12.00 GBP door]
Mon 16 - Baby Blue, Liverpool [12.00 GBP adv / 15.00 GBP door]
Sat 21 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [10.00 GBP adv]
Wed 25 - Komedia, Brighton
Thu 26 - Thekla, Bristol
Fri 27 - Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor
The new album is expected on Artful/Fullfill early next year according to a statement on the label's website which says "Vini Reilly is in the studio as we speak putting the finishing touches to the album due for release in Feb. Check our eBay shop for exclusive release in late Jan."
Kooky Records has announced a 6CD box set comprising the first four Factory Records albums by The Durutti Column including 2 discs of bonus unreleased material.
Finally, French website popnews.com has a French language translated version of an interview with Vini Reilly which first appeared in Scream City 4 (still on sale on eBay).
Keep up to date with all the very latest Durutti Column news via thedurutticolumn.com.
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