19 January 2015Hacienda Easter 2015 @ Sankeys, Manchester
Hacienda Easter Saturday 2015 @ Sankeys
Saturday 4 April 2013
10:30pm to 5am
Manchester M4 6JG
Tickets 10.00 GBP (Earlybird) / 12.00 GBP (First Release) / 15.00 GBP (Second Release) available now via Skiddle.
Line Up: Todd Terry, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Tom Wainwright, 808 State DJ Set feat MC Tunes, K Klass plus more
More info via www.sankeys.info / www.fac51theHacienda.com
18 January 2015A Certain Ratio live @ Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Tickets priced 15.00 GBP plus booking fee are on sale now via Ticketweb, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland.
This is an over-18 only gig and the doors are at 7.30pm.
Section 25 and their Very Special Guest Jez Kerr (A Certain Ratio) play a one-off London date at the Borderline on Saturday 11 April 2015. Doors are at 7pm.
Tickets priced 15.00 GBP plus booking fee are available now via Stargreen and WeGotTickets.
25 December 2014A Very Cerysmatic Christmas 2014
Happy Holidays Y'all!
With thanks to Tim Sinclair for getting into the festive spirit.
09 December 2014A Certain Ratio live @ Manchester Academy 2
A Certain Ratio play the Manchester Academy 2 with Gramme and Dirty North this coming Saturday 13 December 2014.
Tickets priced 17.50 GBP are available via manchesteracademy.net.
More info at the Facebook Event.
07 December 2014The Invisible Girls [FBN 65 CD]
Factory Benelux presents The Invisible Girls (FBN 65 CD), a collection of rare and unreleased recordings by legendary new wave production duo Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins (aka The Invisible Girls), most of them never before heard. It's out 2 February 2015 on CD and digital download.
Martin 'Zero' Hannett is the legendary Manchester producer famous for his work with Joy Division, Buzzcocks, New Order, Magazine and Happy Mondays. Steve Hopkins was his musical partner in The Invisible Girls, the floating studio collective that shaped epochal records by John Cooper Clarke, Pauline Murray, Nico and several others.
The first five tracks on the album are a selection of previously unreleased 'Moods' recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios between 1980 and 1987. "These were the beginnings of Martin’s Invisible Girls world domination plan," Hopkins explains. "The idea was to assemble a roster of key instrumental players, produce tracks to be fronted by different singers/stars - and get some hits!"
Other tracks include rare solo tracks by Hannett, collaborations with Section 25, Pauline Murray, Nico and Crispy Ambulance, as well as the complete soundtrack to All Sorts of Heroes, a short animated film from 1976 scored by Hannett and Hopkins.
The 74 minute album features detailed liner notes by Steve Hopkins and others, plus archive TIG images.
1. Scandinavian Wastes
2. Huddersfield Wastes
3. Toy of a Toy
4. Time Is Slipping
5. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
7. Concorde Drone
8. Collective Project
9. First Aspect of the Same Thing
10. The Music Room
11. Second Aspect of the Same Thing
12. Space Music
13. Three Short Pieces for Trio
14. All Sorts of Heroes
More info and how to buy at factorybenelux.com.
Parabolically Yours is the definitive studio and live archive of recordings by The Distractions.
Comprising 1 LP, 3 CDs, a 12" hardback book (edited by Distractions uber-fan David Quantick) with 100+ pages and rare images, new interviews and much more, it will be issued as a limited first edition of 500 copies worldwide.
Further details – including the full tracklisting and ordering details – will be announced via Pledge Music, Facebook and Twitter on Monday 8 December 2014.
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
The Wake formed in Glasgow (Scotland) in April 1981, after singer/guitarist Caesar joined forces with drummer Steven Allen and a bassist, Joe Donnelly. Caesar had previously played with Altered Images and wrote their first single Dead Pop Stars, but elected to leave shortly before the band crashed into the UK charts.
- extract from the LTM biography by James Nice