01 August 2013Escape From The 20th Century
Limited edition Space Monkeys release - 'Escape From The 20th Century' announced by Richard McNevin-Duff on Twitter replete with ZX Spectrum graphics.
From Space Monkeys Official Facebook: "The previously unreleased second Space Monkeys album is finally available late 2013 on iTunes and 500 limited edition numbered vinyl. Recorded in 1998:99 between Manchester and New York. Produced by Prince Paul and friends. Share the love."
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