14 May 2011
Jez Kerr forthcoming live dates 
Jez Kerr has a string of upcoming dates:

Sat 28 May - The Trip Festival, Bangor, North Wales
Sun 12 June - SUDEP Awareness @ De Bees, Winsford
Sat 18 June - The Bay, Glasgow
Sat 25 June - North Bar, Blackburn

Meanwhile, the new single Rip You Right Back is out on 23 May with the debut album Numb Mouth Eat Waste out in September via Higuera Records.

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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."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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