11 Oct 2012
Factory bands gig @ Eric's, Liverpool cancelled 
Unfortunately, Friday's gig featuring X.O.Dus, Section 25 and Kevin Hewick at Eric's in Liverpool has been cancelled. Please contact the venue or your ticket reseller for info on refunds.

The good news is that we now have full details of another gig with X.O.Dus, this time at FAC 251 The Factory on Sunday 25 November. Their appearance is part of a wider night under the title "The Return of the Russell Club" which is being promoted by Alan Wise. Tickets are only 10.00 GBP.

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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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