7 Feb 2005
New Order and Doves for Coachella 2005 
A strong line-up for the Coachella Festival 2005 includes New Order, Doves, Bloc Party and Kasabian. Day 1 headliners are Coldplay whilst on day 2 it's Nine Inch Nails. Coachella has been an annual event for Indio, California since 1999 and this years takes place on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May. For more info check out the official website at www.coachella.com



Meanwhile, following on from Friday's Guardian interview with Hooky and Bloc Party it seems that they have lined up a similar event with Doves and Bernard Sumner for this Friday.

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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