17 May 2011The Light feat Rowetta 1102/2011 EP out now
The videos for unreleased Joy Division track Pictures In My Mind and Atmosphere are now out via YouTube alongside those for Insight and New Dawn Fades.
The E.P. is dedicated to Ronan "Rex" Sergeant who sadly died last year.
Meanwhile, The Light's performance of Closer at The Factory on 18 May 2011 is completely sold out but some tickets remain for the additional Thursday 19 May date. The support act on both nights is now confiirmed as Kevin Hewick.
Download 1102/2011 EP [MP3/WAV, instrumental versions available]
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