11 Apr 2005
ESG live in London 30 April @ KOKO 
ESG play a rare London gig at the end of April in London.

Eat Your Own Ears and Dedbeat present: ESG (live), Kompact presents Superpitcher (live) and Jake Fairley, Soul Jazz Sound System presents 100% Dynamite, Annie (DJ set) plus special guests and DJs.

Saturday 30 April 2005
1a Camden High St
London NW1
Doors: 8pm-4am

Entry: 15 pounds in advance from www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0870 154 4004)
Rough Trade, Covent Garden (020 7240 0105)




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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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