23 March 2013Hacienda Good Friday @ Sankeys
The full line-up includes Greg Wilson, Jon Dasilva, Russ, Herbie Saccani, James Noon & Friends, Chris Cruiks (Percussion), Davos – Live Show and Kermit (Black Grape) PA.
Hacienda Good Friday at Sankeys
Friday 29 March 2013 / 10pm to 5am
Sankeys, Radium St, Manchester M4 6JG
Tickets £12 Earlybird / £15 Advance
www.sankeys.info / www.fac51thehacienda.com
Advance tickets available online now from Sankeys, Skiddle, Ticketline, Resident Advisor.
Physical tickets available from Eastern Bloc / Gaffs / Piccadilly Records / Vinyl Exchange.
21 March 2013CFXV
"Having no party, sending no cards, and giving no presents."
(15th) Anniversary greetings to Factory workers worldwide!
16 March 2013Today we battled and lost our bet
Well done to Aston Villa, the chosen team of a certain Phil Kooky (no him neither), who beat the mighty Superhoops in a close fought relegation dogfight this afternoon thanks to a late Benteke goal.
14 March 2013Factory Records Enamel Badges 2013
Presented in a boxed based on the classic boxed cassette series in a colour tone complementary to the Factory Records postcard set (also by Polite) this boxed contains three enamel badges and retails at GBP 25.00.
The first edition has sold out but pre-orders are being taken for when it comes back in stock at politecards.com.
13 March 2013Love and Hate [FBN 45 CD] tracks
The original album is supplemented by 7 bonus tracks including both Bad News Week remixes by Bernard Sumner (from FAC 157), Crazy Wisdom (a Sumner/Dojo production from FBN 45) plus previously-unreleased demos and remixes.
1. Sweet Forgiveness
2. Conquer Me
3. Sprinkling Petals Into Hell
4. The Last Man in Europe
5. Bad News Week
6. Tim Lick My Knees
7. Shit Creek No Paddle
10. Crazy Wisdom
11. The Guitar Waltz
12. Bad News Week (12” Mix)
13. Bad News Week (Cough Mix)
14. Warhead (Retro Mix)
15. Crazy Wisdom (demo)
16. Boogie Beat (Retro Mix)
10 March 2013A Vinyl Paean To Wilson
Kooky Records has confirmed details of its Record Store Day release for 2013 - A Paean To Wilson by The Durutti Column.
Over to Phil Kooky for the full description:
"It is pressed on 2 x 180gram vinyl discs, remastered and gently coaxed since the CD release in 2009.
The main alteration is the omission of the 'hidden track wind noise' at the end of the album; to bring timings in within the limits of four sides!
Artwork has been restructured by Trevor Johnson and the album also contains the following:
a) A free download code with every copy.
b) A copy of the original folded poster programme from the MIF show.
c) A postcard - using the cover image of Tony Wilson and Vini sat at the piano, with information on the flip side.
Both these physical artefacts ( b) and c) ) will be packed in a black envelope foil block stamped and inserted in the album before shrink wrapping.
Pressing :- There are exactly 497 copies one run only
Availability :- Released 20th April 2013 for Record Store Day*
* Please note - This means that it will only be sold through record shops primarily to support our independent retailers.
It will retail at £26.00.
However... Should there be any remaining stock, it will be sold here at Kooky and I will be putting the relevant details here (i.e. via kookydisc.co.uk)."
This year's Transmission is curated by New Order and will feature special guest star Johnny Marr plus The Whip, Jake Evans and Hot Vestry. The event takes place at Jodrell Bank radio telescope station on 7 July 2013.
Tickets priced GBP 39.50 are on sale now at livefromjodrellbank.com
England's Irie 
England's Irie 
It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah!
Reverend Black Grape
Stupid Stupid Stupid
09 March 2013Half A God
Ike Yard presents the next of its "recombinations", with the second remix featuring Tropic Of Cancer and Fred Szymanski and it's "pretty epic" according to Stuart Argabright.
The Half A God EP comes on 12" red vinyl limited to 500 copies and, like the Regis/Monoton remixes, it's via Desire Records and is available to pre-order now. The artwork is by Stephen Americh, inspired by the Factory America design for Ike Yard.
23 March 2013 - Stockholm (Sweden) Debaser
The Wake + Tiger Tape
DJs: On Our Honeymoon + Christian Lilja (Labrador Records)
1 June 2013 - Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) (with The Pastels)
Adult: GBP 12.00
Advanced tickets: GBP 11.00
Ages: 15 and over
Section 25's final Factory Records album is scheduled for a Factory Benelux edition in May 2013.
Full details and tracklisting to be confirmed.
Don't forget that the new album Dark Light is out now and that there is a special 7" single of My Outrage available on Record Store Day.
08 March 2013hallowed articles
Mark Holt (ex-8vo) has launched a new independent record label called hallowed articles together with his Seattle-based nephew Matthew Holt who produces electronic music under the moniker 'Denley' and in the groups Broken Figures and Latent Sea.
Visit their new site, hallowedarticles.com where you may view the first 7" (which will be released in 3-4 months) being made.
You can sign up to receive the newsletter if you wish to be kept up to date with developments and they are also on Twitter and Facebook.
07 March 2013FAC 73XXX
04 March 2013A FAC ABC book
All enquiries via the FAC-ABC posting which has specific details please.
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
New Order - 1963 (12" Remastered Version)
Happy Mondays - Loose Fit (12" Version)
The Durutti Column - Otis
Other Factory-esque Record Store Day releases include A Light Far Out by The Wake and My Outrage by Section 25 on Factory Benelux and A Paean To Wilson by The Durutti Column on Kooky Records.
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