17 Apr 2014
A Young Man's Dream Of Revolution 


In the wake of his surprise appearance at the recent Martin Hannett event in Manchester, we catch up with Kevin Hewick's upcoming live and recorded activity.

Brittle Heaven have released a new 4CD box set of The Sound featuring their three classic albums for Warner Brothers and their BBC sessions plus my songs recorded with them for the 1984 'Reality/Unreal' 12-inch EP on Cherry Red, including 'Plenty', the 1981 original of which was turned down by Tony Wilson because he said he wouldn't have "any Southern bands on Factory".

Kevin is one of many artists and associates interviewed on the new Martin Hannett documentary DVD by Chris and Tom Hewitt. Kev also had the honour of being the opening act on the Martin Hannett - The Redemption night at Manchester Gorilla on 10 April 2014.

Two Headed Snake Productions have made a video for 'A Young Man's Dream Of Revolution' from the 'The Heat Of Molten Diamonds' album. It was filmed on location in Leicester in Clarendon Park, on London Road and at The Exchange shopping precinct in Eyres Monsell days before it's partial demolition. Noam Chomsky makes a special guest appearance.

Upcoming live itinerary

19 April - Carnival Records, Great Malvern - from 2-3pm as part of Record Store Day.
7 June - Leicester Riverside Festival, acoustic tent at 5pm
21 June - Foxton Locks Festival on at 4pm
21 July - The Criterion, Leicester - the now infamous as-long-as-they-let-me-play set from 3.00pm to 5/6/7pm + depending
25 August - The Metropolitan, Bury with with Crispy Ambulance and Section 25

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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."

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