2 Feb 2007
Biting Tongues live @ Islington Mill 
Biting Tongues are to reform for a special one-off gig at Islington Mill Studios, Salford on 23 February 2007 according to bitingtongues.com.

The line-up for the gig will be Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Graham Massey, Colin Seddon and Eddie Sherwood.

"The Surprise Return of Biting Tongues. The 1979/83 team. New Hormones / Factory Records artists. Manchester's missing link in Post Punk Funk Noir. Effortless ferocity, exhilarating and urgent as ever (The Wire). Playing music from Don't Heal, Live It, Libreville."

Support from:

Space Heads (Richard Harrison and Andy Diagram - Electric trumpet and drum duo)
Triclops (Tabletop Audio Laboratory)
DJs: Graham Massey and Paddy Steer

Biting Tongues are now also on Myspace.

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"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."

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