28 Aug 2004
Unloaded 
Unfortunately, Silent Partners are not playing Get Loaded this Thursday at Turnmills.

Dermo on the Silent Partners Messageboard explains: "We will unfortunately not be playing this gig, due to unforseen circumstances. The night will still be going ahead, and I'm sure it will be a great night. I'm sorry if any one has bought tickets especially to see us, but the cancellation cannot be helped. We will definitely be playing Get Loaded at Turnmills in the near future. Hope you understand."

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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