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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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.

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