04 February 2012Thirty One
Curated and compiled by DJ/writer Dave Haslam and with art direction by Peter Saville all proceeds from the sale of downloads, CD's and limited edition vinyl will go to CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably).
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 35 in the UK and CALM is a registered UK charity which aims to reduce this and provide support for those suffering from mental illness or depression. Currently the CALM helpline is open 5pm-midnight on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, every week of the year, but, with by donating £7 from every £10 album sold, it is hoped that it can be opened nationwide all 7 nights a week, every day of the year.
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