23 March 2015John Metcalfe - The Appearance of Colour
Ex-Factory Classicist and occasional Durutti Columnist, John Metcalfe's new album 'The Appearance of Colour' is out on 8 June 2015 via Real World on LP, CD and Digital Download.
"This is my most rigorous album to date. It's music of big contrasts but sonically unified with the intention to create a complete album with an intense emotional arc." - John Metcalfe
A taster track 'Gold, Green' is available now via Soundcloud and when you pre-order the album via iTunes.
More info at john-metcalfe.co.uk and Real World.
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