10 Dec 2010
Big noise from the jungle 
Shaun William Ryder has just announced a series of live dates for February 2011 with support on most dates from The Twang.

February 2011

Wed 16 - Birmingham O2 Academy at 7:00pm
Thu 17 - Nottingham Rock City Thursday at 7:00pm
Fri 18 - Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield at 6:00pm
Sat 19 - Manchester Academy Saturday at 7:30pm
Mon 21 - Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle at 7:30pm
Tue 22 - Leeds O2 Academy Leeds Tuesday at 7:00pm
Fri 25 - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Friday at 7:30pm
Sun 27 - Cambridge Junction 1 Sunday at 7:00pm [SWR only]

Tickets available from SEE and other outlets.

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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...

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.

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