14 May 2006
Silent Partners Word of Mouth Tour 2006 
Silent Partners have confirmed 4 dates on their Word Of Mouth Tour:

Saturday 10 June - The Vine, 13 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU (+ DJ Dermo + after party @ The Mixing Tin, advance tickets only: ring Jack on 0798 444 9361)

Saturday 17 June - Old No. 7 'Cherry Bomb Disco' Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2PX (for ticket info ring Leo on 07869 257 652)

Friday 30 June - The Attic, 29 Warner St, Accrington, BB5 1EA (advance tickets only: ring Paul on 0787 057 3678)

Friday 7 July - The Bierkeller, 77 Piccadilly, Manchester City Centre M1 2BU

More dates to be added soon. www.silent-partners.info

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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...

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