21 November 2014Jez Kerr new band, single and gig
Jez Kerr is back with a new band, new single and a new gig in Glasgow. The A Certain Ratio lead singer's new single is Control Myself and it's out on 1 December 2014 via Higuera Records.
The new band's first gig is at The Broadcast, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow on 6 December 2014.
More info at Facebook and jezkerr.com
It's been slowly coming for for what seems like an eternal age but the Stockholm Monsters compilation set 'All At Once' is out now on double 12" vinyl LP with a bonus 7" single priced 35.00 USD via Captured Tracks [CT-201].
2. Where I Belong
5. Five O’Clock
6. All At Once
7. Life’s Two Faces
8. Your Uniform
10. To Look At Her
11. Something’s Got To Give
12. National Pastime
13. Happy Ever After
14. Soft Babies
15. Miss Moonlight
16. The Longing
20. How Corrupt Is RT?
21. Kan Kill!
Death Is Slowly Coming
09 November 2014Michael H. Shamberg
New Order paid tribute to Michael their website saying they "will miss him dearly and send our condolences to all his family and friends."
In the Manchester Evening News Peter Hook, said "Michael was a lovely man. His work on our videos, so important at the time, defined our image and an era. He was a true revolutionary. One of a very small band of of truly gifted individuals! He will be missed.”
James Nice, of Factory Benelux said "We issued the Of Factory New York compilation album earlier this year to raise money for his ongoing treatment, and were able to transfer funds before he passed. More important, Michael received copies of the album and was delighted with it. He will be missed by many people inside the industry and out, and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Miranda and his family."
Ike Yard's statement on their Facebook page echoed these sentiments: "Ike Yard would like to celebrate the life of Michael Shamberg, a friend and colleague who managed Factory America / Factory NY and produced many seminal videos for Factory artists. He also designed the cover for Ike Yard's "A Fact A Second" 1982 album. Michael passed away after a long illness last Saturday. We honor his indomitable creative spirit."
Finally, the director of New Order's True Faith, Philippe Découflé gave a short but heartfelt message at the Shamberg-associated Turtle Salon site - "Tristesse immense. Adieu Michael, mon ami...".
Rest in peace Michael.
05 November 2014Deconstruct and Reconstruct
Meanwhile, don't forget that Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement is available in a new 2CD version via Factory Benelux.
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