20 February 2010The Venetian Book of the Dead out now
Kevin Hewick told Cerysmatic Factory: "The video was made by Bob Brian who also played some of the guitar on Unfolk::Allessandro Monti::Kevin Hewick album The Venetian Book of the Dead. It was filmed on location in Marghera and Mestre just outside Venice it shows the industry in the area, the scene of the tragic events that inspired the album. To me it also looks quite 'Factory' in it's visual style!".
The The Venetian Book of the Dead is out now on iTunes, Burning Shed [UK], CD Baby [USA] and Audioglobe [Italy].
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