27 Feb 2006
Reviews for Keep Breathing by The Durutti Column 
Officially released today, 'Keep Breathing' is garnering great reviews for The Durutti Column:

Manchester Evening News [4*]
MOJO [4*]
Record Collector [4*]
The Guardian [5*]

The session recorded a few weeks ago for Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music is being aired this week on Tom's Evening Sequence (Mon-Thu 19:00-21:30 GMT). On tonight's show he also announced that Vini Reilly will be popping in on Wednesday for a chat.


With thanks to Phil Jones and the Yahoo DC List.



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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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