17 April 2014
A Young Man's Dream Of Revolution 


In the wake of his surprise appearance at the recent Martin Hannett event in Manchester, we catch up with Kevin Hewick's upcoming live and recorded activity.

Brittle Heaven have released a new 4CD box set of The Sound featuring their three classic albums for Warner Brothers and their BBC sessions plus my songs recorded with them for the 1984 'Reality/Unreal' 12-inch EP on Cherry Red, including 'Plenty', the 1981 original of which was turned down by Tony Wilson because he said he wouldn't have "any Southern bands on Factory".

Kevin is one of many artists and associates interviewed on the new Martin Hannett documentary DVD by Chris and Tom Hewitt. Kev also had the honour of being the opening act on the Martin Hannett - The Redemption night at Manchester Gorilla on 10 April 2014.

Two Headed Snake Productions have made a video for 'A Young Man's Dream Of Revolution' from the 'The Heat Of Molten Diamonds' album. It was filmed on location in Leicester in Clarendon Park, on London Road and at The Exchange shopping precinct in Eyres Monsell days before it's partial demolition. Noam Chomsky makes a special guest appearance.

Upcoming live itinerary

19 April - Carnival Records, Great Malvern - from 2-3pm as part of Record Store Day.
7 June - Leicester Riverside Festival, acoustic tent at 5pm
21 June - Foxton Locks Festival on at 4pm
21 July - The Criterion, Leicester - the now infamous as-long-as-they-let-me-play set from 3.00pm to 5/6/7pm + depending
25 August - The Metropolitan, Bury with with Crispy Ambulance and Section 25

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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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