28 December 2013Graham Massey's 6Music Freaky Festive Mix
Stuart Maconie's Freakier Zone presents a special one-off Freaky Festive Mix by Graham Massey (Biting Tongues, 808 State, Toolshed, Massonix) tonight at midnight on BBC 6Music.
We are promised a wintry treat featuring ethereal carols, otherworldly instrumentals and transcendental improvisations.
More Graham Massey-type stuff via his Twitter.
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