04 February 2010Retrofitted SXXV
Addition of new technology to an older system
The band are currently working at West Orange Studios and are about 75% through recording and mixing Retrofit. Like Ridley Scott’s transformation of the Warners backlot for Blade Runner, Retrofit signposts a glittering if slightly grubby neon techno future for Section 25. The band plan to have the project, a collection of 10 re-recorded, re-mixed, re-nourished and re-imagined songs, finished in March. To be released by LTM in May and coinciding with some selected live appearances.
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