23 February 2010Graham Massey Q&A @ NOISE lab, Manchester
"As part of Flux Magazine’s February residency at the NOISE Lab, the team present Graham Massey (808 State, Homelife, Toolshed) who'll be hosting a workshop, talk and performance based on his colourful musical career."
Sunday 28 February 2010
Graham Massey Q&A
Manchester (formerly Shelly's)
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