23 Apr 2010
Sum Ratios redistributed 
Jez Kerr, Simon Topping and Peter Terrell, collectively known as (at least for the time being) as Sum Ratios will play their debut gig at The Factory in Manchester on Wednesday 19 May 2010. Please note that this is a new date which replaces the one previously announced for 12 May.

The performance by Sum Ratios will form part of a multimedia experience featuring bands, poets, short films and DJ Graham Massey.

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Anonymous cerysmatic said...

Additional: Section 25's drummer Vin Cassidy is rehearsing with Sum Ratios

24/04/2010, 11:44


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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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