25 May 2014Captured Tracks vs Stockholm Monsters!
The Stockholm Monsters Captured Tracks reissue which was rumoured back in December is confirmed with a plush package set for release on 15 July 2014. It's a double vinyl LP of classic Monsters material and it comes with a 7" vinyl single.
Tracklisting (Captured Tracks 201)
Where I Belong
All At Once
Life's Two Faces
To Look At Her
Something's Got To Give
Happy Ever After
How Corrupt is RT?
Death Is Slowly Coming
MEN says "The unique event has been organised to raise funds for Mondays star Paul Ryder's son Chico, who is battling cancer and undergoing treatment in the US. The Chico's Kicking Cancer Fundraising Ball is on July 25 and will include a four-course dinner in the glitzy ballroom before the band take to the stage."
Tickets are priced from £150 to £500 for VIP passes (including champagne reception and exclusive after-party) via the Palace box office (tel: 01706 650515).
After playing Alfresco in Blackpool yesterday with fellow ex-FACsters A Certain Ratio, Section 25 return to London on 6 September 2014 for a Factory Night double-header with Crispy Ambulance The Lexington, London.
Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event are available to buy now priced £15.00 + booking fee via Stargreen.
The Liverpool Radical Documentary Film Festival presents an evening dedicated to ground-breaking record producer and sound explorer Martin Hannett - 'The Man The Music The Machines' on Sunday 22 June 2014 at 7.30pm at Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool.
The evening includes a screening of 'He wasn't just the 5th member of Joy Division', a film about Martin Hannett, an exhibition of Martin Hannett studio equipment and instruments and a Q&A session with film-maker Chris Hewitt.
Tickets are £5 on the door. After costs are covered, all money goes to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.
Meanwhile, read the Flipside Review of the Martin Hannett DVD.
10 May 2014Hallowed Article #2 BOMARR & N8NOFACE
hallowed articles is an independent record label established in 2012 by London graphic designer Mark Holt, formerly of renowned studio 8vo, and Seattle based Matthew Holt who produces electronic music under the moniker 'Denley' and in the groups Broken Figures and Latent Sea.
Hallowed Article number two is a 7-inch single by BOMARR & N8NOFACE comprising Keep Me From Me b/w She Cries Cries Cries. It's available to buy now via Big Cartel.
Hallowed Article number one, Latent Sea 'Serial Chiller' is still available.
More information at hallowedarticles.com.
08 May 2014Fab International Mick Middles Show
Listen online from 19:00-21:00 BST via fabinternationalradio.com.
Buy tickets priced 17.50 GBP now via Ticketline.
06 May 2014A Chronicle XL Kooky update
Kooky Records has published an important news update on The Durutti Column's new album Chronicle XL [->].
In summary, a further 320 copies will be made available via kookydisc.co.uk this Saturday evening at 19:00 British Summer Time priced from 27.00 GBP via the wonders of the glorious Buy it Now with Paypal Button.
Over to you Phil... [->].
Also, check out and join in the discussion at the new Kooky Records Facebook Page.
02 May 2014Tony Wilson by Stephen Wright photo prints
A new photographic portrait of the late great Tony Wilson is available to buy from Stephen Wright. It was taken by Stephen in the dressing room of FAC 51 The Hacienda in 1985 and comes in a limited edition of 500 12"x8" printed with a white border on 10x14" paper. The price is 125.00 GBP and includes a 25.00 GBP donations to Christies Hospital Manchester.
Also still available is the classic "Paean To Wilson" portrait of Tony with Vini Reilly for which the photo dimensions and pricing are the same.
More details and how to buy at smithsphotos.com [->].
01 May 2014The Durutti Chronicle LX:XL Kooky presale
The long-awaited new album by The Durutti Column, Chronicle LX:XL will be available to pre-order in limited quantities whilst stocks last (and strictly one copy per person) from 23:59 British Summer Time on Friday 2 May 2014 direct from Kooky Records priced from 27.00 GBP.
For the full details it's over to Kooky Towers [->].
See also thedurutticolumn.com.
Juno Download has announced that the first album by edgy ex-Facsters led by Mike Keane, The Royal Family and The Poor - 'The Project Phase 1 – The Temple Of The 13th Tribe' (originally released as FACT 95) will be released by Mannequin on 26 May 2014.
More info at Mannequin Records Facebook.
Following their very well-received (especially according to Dave Simpson's 4-star review [->] in The Guardian) appearance at A Factory Night for Record Store Day, Section 25 have three more Spring/Summer 2014 dates lined up in Blackpool, Bury and that London.
Sunday 25 May - Alfresco [with A Certain Ratio and many more]
Monday 25 August - The Met, Bury [with Kevin Hewick and Crispy Ambulance, not yet on sale)
Saturday 6 September - The Lexington, London [Buy tickets priced £15.00 + booking fee]
See also section25.com [->].
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