Sunday, 29 February 2004

Kraftwerk tribute night with former Gabrielles Wish members

Portal is the new project of Paul Ryan and Darren Moran, formerly guitarist and bassist in Gabrielles Wish. I'm proud they've chosen their name after my suggestion.
They'll play at the Kraftwerk Tribute night at the Manchester Roadhouse, Sunday 28 March 2004, from 6 to 11 PM. Advance tickets are £5.
Hedzjellmo will also play, though former Gabrielles Wish drummer Nick Harris has temporarily quit the band (who have found a new drummer anyway) to concentrate on keyboards.
On the News page at the Gabrielles Wish site there's the flyer with the full bands list.

Wednesday, 11 February 2004

Three unreleased tracks on the Gabrielles Wish site!

Some news from Gabrielle's Wish, the band which supported New Order and blew me away with their sound, virtually Joy Division if they formed in the 90s (and actually they were produced by Chris Nagle, Martin Hannett's sound engineer, also on Unknown Pleasures and Movement), mixed with a bit of Section 25 and The Fall... it's a honour they wanted my fan site to become official...
I'm really proud and happy to make available for the very first time three fantastic Gabrielles Wish tracks as MP3 files on the Sounds page.
They are two absolutely storming live tracks and a fabulous instrumental demo.
Also added is the second part of former manager Jeff Grainger's brilliant article about the band.
"...Gabrielle's Wish were (New Order manager) Rob Gretton's favourite band, the LP he listened to every night when he got home was 'Processed' (their unreleased LP)..."
Gabrielles Wish official site

Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Revenge album features two brand new tracks

Reading the booklet article of the absolutely excellent reissue of One True Passion by Revenge, the band of Peter Hook from New Order, we learn that the first two tracks, Televive and The Wilding, are not only unreleased but are basically brand new as Peter Hook has rewritten them, rerecorded them with New Order's live guitarist Phil Cunningham and produced them with New Order's programmer Roger Lyons. So, more than a decade after their last release (the Gun World Porn EP, included in the reissue with unreleased and remixed tracks), we have two tracks not only from their past, but actually new and made last year. For more info and orders visit the page of the release at LTM.

Monday, 9 February 2004

LTM reissues Swamp Children

Swamp Children, one of the most underrated Factory bands, have had a much deserved and needed rerelease of their album So Hot, enhanced with a collection of singles. The band featured A Certain Ratio's Martin Moscrop at the drums and eventually evolved into the slightly more known Kalima. For more info and orders visit the page of the release at LTM.