02 May 2010Sisters of Transistors @ The Factory 8 May
Support comes from upcoming Manchester band Humanizer and the ticket price includes admission to the Stonelove / Hacienda Presents afterparty until 4am.
The Factory Presents
Sisters Of Transistors & Humanizer
Saturday 8 May – 8pm to 10.30pm
Tickets: £7 from www.factorymanchester.com
More info from The Factory on Facebook
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