21 December 2013X.O.Dus live and in the studio
X.O.Dus have lined up a couple of gigs with Finnish chums The Blush in January 2014. They play The Lomax in Liverpool on Friday the 10th and Stanley's Cask pub, New Brighton, Wallasey on Saturday the 11th.
The band is also in the studio (see pics) finishing a new EP project for release in New Year.
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