23 Dec 2005
Blurt: new dates and new album in the New Year 
News from Tino Wylson on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board:

Blurt are appearing live at The Boston Arms, Tufnell Park, London on 19 January at an Orchestra Pit event, Sax Addict. The bill also includes Terry Edwards and Lol Coxhill.

Blurt will also be appearing at The Freebutt in Brighton on 21 January 2006 and are currently putting together dates for a European tour in May.

The Best Of Blurt Volume Two: The Body That They Built to Fit The Car, is planned for release at the end of April 2006. Volume 1, The Fish Needs a Bike (released in 2003) will be available on PostEverything VERY soon.

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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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