27 Jan 2013
The boys are back in Brighton 
Happy Mondays return to the Brighton Centre on Bank Holiday Sunday 26 May 2013 with special guests 808 State Soundsystem.

Featuring the classic line-up of X, Horse, Cow, P.D., Gaz, Bez and Rowetta that has been touring the World (and other places), the Mondays are guaranteed to twist your melon.

Tickets priced £32.50 are available now via theticketsellers.co.uk and other outlets.

Happy Mondays live at Brighton Centre 26 May 2013

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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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