13 Dec 2008
The Durutti Column MMIX 
There's plenty of news from The Durutti Column starting with the announcement of have announced the first part of a major 2009 UK winter tour. Tickets seem to be favourably priced at around 10-12 quid in advance and some are already available to buy. More dates are expected to be announced including Manchester and Scotland.

January

Sat 31 - The Met, Bury [10.00 GBP adv, 12.00 GBP door]

February

Mon 16 - Baby Blue, Liverpool [12.00 GBP adv / 15.00 GBP door]
Sat 21 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [10.00 GBP adv]
Wed 25 - Komedia, Brighton
Thu 26 - Thekla, Bristol
Fri 27 - Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor

The new album is expected on Artful/Fullfill early next year according to a statement on the label's website which says "Vini Reilly is in the studio as we speak putting the finishing touches to the album due for release in Feb. Check our eBay shop for exclusive release in late Jan."

Kooky Records has announced a 6CD box set comprising the first four Factory Records albums by The Durutti Column including 2 discs of bonus unreleased material.

Finally, French website popnews.com has a French language translated version of an interview with Vini Reilly which first appeared in Scream City 4 (still on sale on eBay).

Keep up to date with all the very latest Durutti Column news via thedurutticolumn.com.

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Biting Tongues

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.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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