2 Mar 2009
Cerysmatic on tour 
Apologies for the quietness around here of late, but Cerysmatic has been pretty busy of late, mostly due to following the current UK tour by The Durutti Column. In case you haven't been following it via thedurutticolumn.com here is a summary of the reviews and photos up to Friday night's excellent gig at the Firestation Arts Centre in Windsor.

February

Fri 27 - Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor

Photos at Cerysmatic / LottaContinua / Twitpic
Photos at Official MySpace Photo Gallery

Thu 26 - Thekla, Bristol

Review in Suit Yourself Magazine

Wed 25 - Komedia, Brighton

Photos at Rob Orchard's Flickr Photostream
Photos at Cerysmatic / LottaContinua / Twitpic
Official MySpace Photo Gallery

Sat 21 Feb - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Photos at simonwebbon.com

Fri 19 - The Cluny, Newcastle

Photos at David Wala's Flickr Photostream

Mon 16 - Baby Blue, Liverpool

Photos at Cerysmatic / Twitpic
Photos at Official MySpace Photo Gallery

Sat 31 Jan - The Met, Bury

Photos at David Crausby's Flickr Photostream

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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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