20 February 2014LA Spark by Wrangler out 5 May 2014
Wrangler played selected cuts from their upcoming debut album at their packed out and rather groovy Servant Jazz Quarters gig in Dalston on Tuesday. 'LA Spark' is out on 5 May on CD, vinyl LP and digital download.
The 45 minute set concluded with a storming version of Cabaret Voltaire's Crackdown (see video below).
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