23 March 2012Section 25 Outernationale remix on Aurovine
Aurovine aims to be an antidote the major label-endorsed free streaming services which marginalise artists. Their launch day is being styled 'download store day' and their selection policy is to encourage bands to make rare, unreleased and demo tracks available, with a nominated charity set to benefit from the proceeds.
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