5 Jun 2013
Hot Vestry live at Camden Monarch 
Hot Vestry live at Camden Monarch 20 June 2013

Hot Vestry's first London gig (and 133rd all-time) is at The Monarch, Camden, London on Thursday 20 June 2013. The gig is part of Majesty's monthly event showcasing the best in new music from across the UK. Bibelots and Richard Allan II complete the line-up.

Hot Vestry have supported New Order at the Manchester Apollo and are set to appear on the bill at Jodrell Bank Live Transmission.

Doors 7.30pm
Tickets 4.00 GBP


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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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