10 September 2011
Back from Hell 
The Sheffield Star reports on Karl Walsh's (ex-Factory folksters To Hell With Burgundy) new band The Visitors who are currently touring their "70s classic rock-flavoured antics" across the north of England. The full tour itinerary is below and more info may be found at thevisitors.org.uk. September Fri 10 - Bohemia, Accrington, BB5 1HN Fri 16 - Elton Sailing Club, Bury,BL8 2BR Sat 17 - The Station, Ashton, OL6 6XB Sun 18 - 2pm The Horse & Jockey, Tamworth Rd, Corly, Birmingham CV7 8AA Fri 23 - Old Dog Inn, Preston, PR1 3BT Sat 24 - Cobden View, Sheffield, S10 1HQ October Fri 7 (Album Launch) - Kings Arms, Bloom St, Salford, Manchester, M36 6AN Sat 15 - The Adelphi, Hull, HU5 2RU Thu 20 - Blue Cat Cafe, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, SK4 4AG Thu 27 - The Jolly Tar, Nantwich, CW5 6BE Fri 28 - The Base Bar, Manchester, M1 7DB

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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.

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