8 May 2004
New signing 
This recent article on DrownedInSound.com shows that Tony Wilson has finally got his finger out with regard to signing a new band to Red Cellars.

"Tony Wilson, the 52-year-old ex-boss of Factory Records, has signed his first band in over a decade – the first signing to his new label, Red Cellars.

The group are RAW T (Recognise And Witness Talent), four teenagers and a beats producer from Moss Side with an average age of 16. "They're post-Dizzee Rascal grime,” he told Teletext's 'Planet Sound', "Or so I'm told by my son, who knows about these things." He said it’s taken so long to sign another band because "it takes something special to excite me." Their debut single is due in August. He originally spotted them playing last year at his In The City music convention."

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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.

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