09 October 2012
X.O.Dus, SXXV & Kevin Hewick live 
A reminder of upcoming gigs by gigs featuring the original Factory bands X.O.Dus, Section 25 and Kevin Hewick, most imminently at Eric's in Liverpool this coming Friday with tickets only 8 quid.


12 Oct - Eric's, Liverpool [Buy tickets via Ticketweb]
25 Oct - Band On The Wall, Manchester - Buy tickets
24 Nov - New Continental, Preston
23 Feb 2013 - The Musician, Leicester

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The Names

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

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