10 February 2010Wake up London you're dead!
The Wake recently broke a long live silence with a stunning set at A Factory Night (And then again) at Plan K in Brussels.
Second-on-the-bill Horse Shoes feature a member of The Drums (who were recently seen taking the stage for an impromptu set at FAC 251 The Factory late on Saturday night). Both The Drums and Horse Shoes cite The Wake as a major influence.
Please note that this is an early show with the doors opening at 3pm.
Fortuna Pop!, WIAIWYA and Spiral Scratch presents:
Leaving Mornington Crescent
from 3pm on Sunday 28 February 2010
96-98 Pentonville Road
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