22 September 2011Kevin Cummins - Exemplar: Joy Division
"From their semi-derelict rehearsal spaces to Curtis's magnetic onstage presence, Cummins's shots are a very rare glimpse into the brief but brilliant Joy Division years."
6 October - 11 December 2011
The Horse Hospital
Chalk Farm Road
LONDON NW1 8AH
Tel: 020 7482 3867
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