01 November 2011Minny Pops UK Tour 2012
January 2012 itinerary
Thu 19 - The Plug, Sheffield
Fri 20 - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sat 21 - Gullivers, Manchester
Mon 23 - (Upstairs at) The Garage, London
Support comes from Rats on Rafts.
More info at minnypops.com
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