21 October 2013
Let Them Be 

Factory's original jazz defectors, Blurt, have a new single 'Let Them Be' out 5 November via Blank Editions. The single is launched at the Old Blue Last in London the same day. Entry is free with doors at 8pm.

Live activities continue with a one-off gig at Tage Für Neue Musik, Zürich, Switzerland on on 14 November 2013.

Meanwhile, Scratch Pictures is working on a documentary about Blurt and Ted Milton for future dissemination.

More blurtings at tedmilton.net.

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The Names

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

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