20 Aug 2013
Hot Vestry - Tell Me How It's Done 
Following on from various self-released EPs and their recent support slot for New Order at Jodrell Bank, Hot Vestry's excellent new 6-track 'Tell Me How It's Done' EP (SHED001) is out now via new Manchester label Shedhead Records. All the tracks were recorded in Macclesfield in June 2013 and are available on a limited edition, numbered run of 300, on vinyl replica CD which is available from Shedhead Records online plus at the band's gigs.

Preview 'Tell Me How It's Done' via Soundcloud

Tracklisting

Varnish
Where All Ends Meet
Colours Of The Waterfall
Dead Ocean
Lake Of The Moon
Commiserations

More info at hotvestry.com

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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.

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