28 February 2015
Minny Pops live @ Scaledown #106 
Minny Pops played Scaledown #106 in that London and a great time was had by all.

The prologue featuring a manual typewriter is captured in Part One for posterity.

The full 9 minutes and nine seconds gig is in Part Two.





Alternate black & white intro footage.

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New DURUTTI online store now open 
New DURUTTI online store now open

The new DURUTTI online store (from those lovely people who brought you Kooky Records) is now open at www.durutti.co.uk for the sale of official Durutti Column t-shirts, mugs and bags initially and eventually music releases and more.

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Peter Hook & The Light live @ Manchester Academy 
Unknown Pleasures & Closer live @ MCR Academy

Peter Hook and The Light will return to Manchester on 30 October 2015 for a special live performance of Unknown Pleasures and Closer as part of the Academy's 25th birthday celebrations.

Both classic Joy Division albums will be performed in their entirety but expect a few extra JD/Warsaw bonuses and a special New Order opening set.

Manchester Academy One
Friday 30 October 2015
Tickets priced 23.00 GBP in advance plus booking fee are available now.

Meanwhile, The Hebden Bridge Tapes which showcase a sold out series of three gigs recorded at the Trades Club in December 2014 are available now via abbeyroad.com/live. Each gig is presented as a double cd / digital download and there's also very special bundle featuring an extra live CD of Peter Hook & The Light performing Unknown Pleasures featuring Rowetta, orchestra and choir as well as an exclusive signed certificate.

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Space Monkeys Summer of Love 2015 
Space Monkeys Summer of Love 2015

Space Monkeys will kick off the summer in style with their 'One Day Pop Up Music Festival' at The Hopwood Arms in Middleton on Saturday 4 July 2015.

There'll be a main outdoor stage, special guests, live DJs, food, late bar and much more.

The Hopwood Arms
Middleton
Manchester M24 2RA

Strictly limited availability tickets priced 10.00 GBP (6.00 U16) plus booking fee are available now via Skiddle.

More info via Space Monkeys Facebook (Official)

"Sunshine and love. It's gonna be a good day for the dreamers."

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25 February 2015
The Wake - Here Comes Everybody [FBN 35 CD] 
The Wake - Here Comes Everybody [FBN 35 CD]

'Here Comes Everybody', the 1985 album by acclaimed Factory band The Wake, will be re-released in a special remastered double disc 30th anniversary CD edition by Factory Benelux on 4 May 2015. Comprising the entire original album plus time-appropriate singles Talk About The Past and Of The Matter, radio session tracks, the Something That No-One Else Could Bring E.P. and seven (count 'em) unreleased demos from 1988-90 this is indeed a very special package.

And that's not all pop-pickers...

Captured Tracks, the specialist boutique vinyl re-releasers, will be putting out a double vinyl edition very soon and the Sarah Records back catalogue is also set for long-overdue re-release later in the year.

Enjoy!

Here Comes Everybody 2CD [FBN 35 CD] Tracklisting

CD1

1. O Pamela
2. Send Them Away
3. Sail Through
4. Melancholy Man
5. World Of Her Own
6. Torn Calendar
7. All I Asked You To Do
8. Here Comes Everybody
9. Talk About the Past (7" version)
10. Of the Matter
11. Talk About the Past (radio session)
12. Rise and Shine (radio session)
13. Make You Understand (radio session)

14. The Calendar (radio session)

15. Torn Calendar (dub version)
16. Everybody Works So Hard (7" version)

CD2

1. Gruesome Castle
2. Pale Spectre
3. Furious Sea
4. Plastic Flowers
5. Hated Forsaken (demo)
6. English Rain (demo)
7. The Plastic Flowers (demo)
8. Bob's Empty Head (demo)
9. Are They Chaste? (demo)
10. Crush the Flowers (demo)
11. Carbrain (demo)
12. Pale Spectre (7" edit)
13. Talk About the Past (12" version)

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20 February 2015
The Wake - Clouds Disco [FBN 94] 
The Wake - Clouds Disco [FBN 94]

The brand new single by The Wake is Clouds Disco b/w The Sun Is a Star which will come in a special limited edition of 500 vinyl 7" on Record Store Day 2015 (18 April) via Factory Benelux.

Clouds Disco is taken from last year's Testament 'best of' and was produced by the group with Ian Catt (St Etienne, Field Mice).

"These recordings were made during sessions for the A Light Far Out album," says singer/guitarist Caesar. "Clouds Disco is about the burgeoning Glasgow music scene of the early 1980s and our perceived place within it. The idea was to capture a little bit of the atmosphere of the time for the present day, rather than be nostalgic. Clouds Disco was an actual venue, later renamed Satellite City, which in turn became the title of an early Orange Juice song."

B-Side The Sun Is a Star is exclusive to this 7" single, and will not be made available elsewhere.

The cover art for FBN 94 is based on an original design by Peter Saville for an unreleased Factory cassette box edition of Here Comes Everybody.

Tracklisting

1. Clouds Disco
2. The Sun is a Star

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17 February 2015
Section 25 / Crispy Ambulance live @ Deaf Institute 
Section 25 live at Deaf Institute / Record Store Day 2015

Vinyl Revival Presents Record Store Day at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on Saturday 18 April 2015 from 6.30pm.

The line-up is Section 25, Crispy Ambulance and B-Movie.

Tickets priced £10.00 plus booking fee are available now via SeeTickets, ENTS24 and The Deaf Institute.

Please note that this event is for over-14s only. No refunds will be issued for under-14s.

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11 February 2015
New Order - Kevin Cummins [Rizzoli, 2015] 
New Order - Kevin Cummins [Rizzoli, 2015]

New Order by Kevin Cummins is published on 17 March by Rizzoli New York.

"A definitive collection of photographs of the legendary and influential band New Order. New Order remains one of the most popular bands of the last half century."

It features brand new interviews with the original band plus an introduction by Douglas Coupland and is the companion to Cummins's Joy Division.

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The Names

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

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