5 Jul 2006
From deep in the heart of Cottonopolis 
Matt Carroll (of album cover design outfit Central Station Design - the Manchester cowboys responsible for internationally acclaimed art work for a plethora of famous bands, including Happy Mondays and Black Grape) has twisted his talents onto designing a range of children's clothing...

From deep in the heart of Cottonopolis, Carroll has produced 'Hank and Dollys' - distinctive Utility Ranch and Rodeo inspired creations (with a Rock 'n' Roll twist) for babies, boys and girls.

His stuff is already being modelled by Manchester's finest kids - fill yer toe tappin boots at www.hankanddollys.com



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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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