10 Nov 2003
New 'Untitled' Durutti Column album for 2004 
Thanks to Rob Stanzel, Durutti-meister General, for the latest word on the next album by The Durutti Column. The 14-track album is as yet untitled (and may continue to be so?) and is due to be released in Spring 2004 on Kooky who previously released The Return of the Sporadic Recordings.

Rob also says that "there may be a single on another label. London is due to release a "definitive collection" in March, a double CD compilation with no new tracks. (This may also be the point at which the Once reissues are withdrawn as previously suggested.)"

All this plus a planned US tour too!



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Biting Tongues

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.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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