28 Jun 2017
Independent Label Market @ Spitalfields 8 July 2017 
Independent Label Market @ Spitalfields 8 July 2017

Independent Label Market returns to London on Saturday 8 July and Factory Benelux, Les Disques du Crépuscule and LTM will be there for the sale of records, CDs, badges and probably a few free biscuits.

Other labels in attendance include 4AD, Fire and Heavenly and don't forget the London Brewers' Market is on too.


Saturday 8 July 2017

11:00 - 18:30
Old Spitalfields Market
London E1 6EW

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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)

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