25 January 2014
A Factory Night on Record Store Day 
The full line-up featuring three (count 'em) ex-Factory Records bands has finally been confirmed for this special Record Store Day event to be held on 19 April 2014 at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester.

Minny Pops will now join Section 25 and Crispy Ambulance (plus DJ Fac Col) for a night of Factoryesque fun.

Tickets are on sale now priced 10.00 GBP over the counter (no booking fee) via Vinyl Revival, Hilton St, Manchester and online via Ticketline (plus booking fee).

More info at minnypops.com, section25.com and crispyambulance.com

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The Names

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".

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