29 July 2012Doppelvision
Tickets priced 25 Euro and more information available from
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Speaking about the book, Hooky said "It's very strange. Over the years Joy Division has become a huge part of music culture. A lot of people think they know what happened. But they don't. Anyone who's ever written a book or made a film about Joy Division, unless they were sat in that van or car with us, they don't know anything about it. Me, Barney, Steve, Ian, Rob, Twinny, Terry and Dave. Only us lot know what really happened..."
The book's cover art is based on Peter Saville's original classic black and white album cover.
Title: Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division
Author: Peter Hook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 1 October, 2012
Cover price: 20.00 GBP
Peter Hook and The Light go out on tour again in November during which they will play Unknown Pleasures in full.
Fri 16 - Kasbah, Coventry
Sat 17 – 53 Degrees, Preston
Sun 18 - Chimneys, Southend
Tue 20 – Phoenix Theatre, Exeter
Wed 21 – Waterfront, Norwich
Thu 22 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Sat 24 – Sugarmill, Stoke
Sun 25 – Guildhall, Gloucester
Mon 26 – 02 Academy, Leicester
Wed 28 – Concorde 2, Brighton
Thu 29 – Cockpit, Leeds
Fri 30 – Academy 2, Newcastle
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.
The self-produced album which contains classics such as Knife Slits Water, Skipscada and Rialto was a marked departure from the previous output and rightly deserves such an in-depth critical examination.
28 July 2012Re-release of Ike Yard's Factory America LP
Meanwhile the band has confirmed a new gig on 7 September at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NYC. The line-up includes Black Ozlem DJ, Led Er Est, Dan Selzer (Acute Records) DJ, Ike Yard, Xeno & Oaklander.
More info on Ike Yard Facebook.
23 July 2012X.O.Dus, Section 25 and Kevin Hewick live
12 Oct - Eric's, Liverpool (ticket details to follow)
25 Oct - Band On The Wall, Manchester - Buy tickets
24 Nov - New Continental, Preston
23 Feb 2013 - The Musician, Leicester
Meanwhile, don't forget that X.O.Dus continue their 'From Oblivion To Obscurity' comeback tour with an appearance at Rocking Against The Racists at The Tavern, Church St Blackpool on 4 Aug 2012 from 12 noon to 5pm
16 July 2012Oblivion to Obscurity - X.O.Dus Live 2012
Admission is £5 or £3 with Rebellion Wristband with all profits going to anti-racism groups.
Tickets available from www.toxicevents.net.
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