01 February 2010FAC 251 New Mancunia
FAC 251 presents
The Whip LIVE
with support from Lonelady / MAY68
Sat 6 Feb
Tickets on sale at www.FactoryManchester.com from 12 Noon Monday 1 Feb 2010
Advance tickets 9.00 GBP +booking fee (includes free entry into clubnight after featuring Stonelove vs Hacienda Presents with DJ sets from Hooky & Shaun Ryder)
Remember to register online at www.FactoryManchester.com for all the latest info on more secret gigs like these.
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