09 March 2013The Wake live in Sweden and Scotland
23 March 2013 - Stockholm (Sweden) Debaser
The Wake + Tiger Tape
DJs: On Our Honeymoon + Christian Lilja (Labrador Records)
1 June 2013 - Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) (with The Pastels)
Adult: GBP 12.00
Advanced tickets: GBP 11.00
Ages: 15 and over
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