19 January 2014Crispy Ambulance live in 2014
Those Crispy Ambulance 2014 live dates in full:
The Ruby Lounge, Manchester with Section 25 - Saturday 19 April 2014 (Record Store Day)
The Belgrave, Leeds - Saturday 26 April 2014 [Buy tickets]
The Met, Bury - Monday 25 August 2014 (Bank Holiday)
[N.B Tickets aren't yet on sale for Manchester or Bury.]
A note on crispyambulance.com states: "It's worth noting that the sets for the April appearances will consist largely of older material, while the August set will feature material from the band's Darla Records period with, perhaps, a couple of older numbers thrown in for good measure."
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