16 Jan 2012
Minny Pops Standstill to Motion competition 
To coincide with celebrated ex-FAC band Minny Pops playing their first UK dates in 30 years we are proud to launch a competition to win a copy of the LTM live retrospective album, Standstill To Motion: Live at the Melkweg 19.03.1981. This is a deluxe package including a 16-track bonus DVD, Live in Amsterdam and New York, featuring highlights drawn from performances at Amsterdam's Oktopus club and Film Akademie between 1979 and 1982, as well as legendary New York clubs Hurrah and the Peppermint Lounge. The CD album set has been newly mixed and mastered by Reinier Rietveld (ex-Quando Quango).

In order to get your hands on one of these album all you have to do is answer the following question. What was the first 7" single release on the LTM label in 1984?

Normal Cerysmatic competition rules apply: one entry per person by email with the winner being picked at random out of the Cerysmatic hat. Closing date for entries is Friday 27 January 2012.

Don't forget that the UK tour starts this Thursday 19 January in Sheffield, continuing to Leeds, Manchester and London. There are also a couple of other dates in March and April in Amsterdam. The full itinerary is:

January

19 - Sheffield, The Plug (only six quid + £1 booking fee)
20 - Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club (only six quid + £1 booking fee)
21 - Manchester, Gulliver's
23 - London, Upstairs at the Garage / DJ set by Tim Burgess; very special guest Viv Albertine

Buy tickets at MusicGlue.net

Beyond

11 Mar - Amsterdam, Dansmakers / suite performance of Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement
7 Apr - Amsterdam, Melkweg / ULTRA2012-EINDE: Minny Pops, The Tapes, Truus de Groot & Liesbeth Esselink (Plus Instruments) and Toon Bressers (ex-Nasmak). Buy tickets

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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...

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