09 November 2013Bigmouth Strikes Again
Bigmouth Strikes Again - Blogs, Books and the Digital Revolution
The Palace Hotel, Manchester
Sunday 17 November 2013
Manchester District Music Archive and Louder Than Words Festival present a Sunday morning discussion on music writing in the Internet Age.
Tony Fletcher (A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths)
Phill Young (Tru Luv)
Shell Zenner (Amazing Radio, Louder Than War)
Abigail Ward (Manchester District Music Archive)
John McCready (NME, The Face, ID, Mojo)
Charlotte Davies (Hooting And Howling')
Luke Bainbridge (Observer Music Monthly, The Guardian)
Buy tickets [9.00 GBP]
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