5 Jun 2007
Happy Mondays Autumn 2007 Tour 
Happy Mondays will tour the UK this coming autumn to promote their new album 'Uncle Dysfunktional' which is set for release on 2 July 2007. Support will come from The Sunshine Underground.


27 - Nottingham Rock City (September 27)
28 - Glasgow Carling Academy (28)


1 - Sheffield Octagon
2 - Newcastle Carling Academy
3 - Bristol Carling Academy
5 - Oxford Zodiac
6 - London Brixton Carling Academy
8 - Norwich UEA
9 - Southampton Guildhall
10 - Leeds University
12 - Birmingham Carling Academy
13 - Liverpool Carling Academy

Tickets on sale on Friday 8 June 2007, 10:00 BST.



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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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