05 December 2013Giant Star live @ Carson's Bar, Middleton
Giant Star are ending the Year Of The Snake with a bang with a Christmas party with special guests at Carson's Bar in Middleton, Manchester on Sunday December 22nd from 8pm til late. Ex-Space Monkey man Richard McNevin-Duff will also play a solo acoustic set.
38-42 Townley Street
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