22 December 2012A Factory Redevelopment
The Forum is suspended due to technical reasons (mainly because reprogramming it for the new site while the old site was live was a step too far).
My thanks to Iain Ashworth for technogeekery, Steven Hankinson for original design inspiration and Mark Holt for confirming that it's ok to design occasionally using Excel.
A more detailed rundown of the enhancements and changes will follow on the Updates channel on the News page.
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