24 Jul 2007
Kevin Hewick new single 
Pinkbox Records are proud to present the long-awaited new single/E.P. from legendary, Leicester-based singer-songwriter Kevin Hewick

The new 7" single, which is launched at the Summer Sundae Weekender 2007, will be followed by a 4-track downloadable E.P., featuring two further brand new tracks, all produced by Gaz Birtles (The Beautiful South, The Swinging Laurels) and Kevin Hewick.

Something to Do On The Bus / That Side of Me (7" single) - pink009

That Side Of You (4-track digital download) - pink009D

More details at http://www.kevinhewick.co.uk



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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.

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