6 Nov 2013
ESG live @ Brudenell Social Club 
ESG live at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 18 January 2014

ESG has added a night in Leeds immediately after their previously-announced KOKO shows. The Moody no-wavers are celebrating 34 years in the music biz (the same number as their FAC 34 single) with a gig at the Brudenell Social Club, a venue favoured by fellow Facsters ACR and The Durutti Column.

If you can't wait til then, ESG's new album 'Closure' and single Watching are available now via ESG Records thru the CDBaby.com store.

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ESG
The Brudenell Social Club
Leeds

Saturday 18 January 2014
7:45pm
20.00 GBP + booking fee

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A Certain Ratio

"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)

The Durutti Column