09 March 2013Half A God
Ike Yard presents the next of its "recombinations", with the second remix featuring Tropic Of Cancer and Fred Szymanski and it's "pretty epic" according to Stuart Argabright.
The Half A God EP comes on 12" red vinyl limited to 500 copies and, like the Regis/Monoton remixes, it's via Desire Records and is available to pre-order now. The artwork is by Stephen Americh, inspired by the Factory America design for Ike Yard.
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