29 July 2012The end of the wait for The End of The Pier
The album is released on 180g vinyl and all copies ordered direct from Occultation come with free CD version for your extended listening pleasure and mp3 downloads to boot.
More details on the various permutations at Occultation.co.uk.
Meanwhile, don't forget that The Distractions play two dates at King's Arms in Salford in the form of their "End Of The Pier Shows" on 31 August and 1 September, alongside fellow Occultation acts Factory Star and The June Brides.
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