24 March 2014Bez - Vote for Luck
Bez, who has announced himself as a prospective candidate for the Salford and Eccles seat on an anti-fracking (and anti-GM food) ticket at the next general election, has spoken to the BBC about the decision.
Meanwhile, various media campaigns have been invented by the Twitterati, most notably this one by Markemoon.
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