25 November 2012Minny Pops - A Quietus Occasion
The gig coincides with the band's new single release, Waiting For This To Happen/Glistering [OGEN 027]. The special live event will also feature a live set from Pavlov's Children, readings by Craig Parkinson (who played Tony Wilson in Control) and DJ spots by Tim Burgess and Nik Colk Void of Factory Floor.
Tickets priced 9.00 GBP are still available via WeGotTickets.
96-98 Pentonville Road
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