05 May 2010Kevin Hewick's Joy Diversion
Kevin says "I've resisted the idea of trying to do a full set of Joy Division for years. I did 'Transmission' guesting with a band called The Freed Unit once in the 90s but I always felt like I'd get panned for it if I did any JD songs on a serious basis. I'd seen stuff people had said about me doing 'Haystack' with New Order and it was like I'd killed a puppy or something."
Kevin is also now supporting Peter Hook and The Light for their Unknown Pleasures gig at The Factory in Manchester on 18 May.
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