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THE NAMES


THE NAMES

The Names were a Post-Punk band from Brussels in Belgium that formed in 1978 around bassist and songwriter Michel Sordinia. After playing in local gigs as The Passengers, they changed their name in time for their debut single, Spectators of Life, released by WEA in 1979 to test the market for home-grown new wave music.

The band were keen to sign to a British label, and connected with Factory Records at a gig by Joy Division at the Plan K venue in Brussels. The Names recorded Nightshift in Manchester in August 1980, with producer Martin Hannett.

The single is representative of their overall sound: dark, controlled modern rock in the mould of Magazine, Comsat Angels and Joy Division/early New Order, with accomplished keyboards and songwriting.

The Names enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with mercurial producer Hannett, who also oversaw their next single Calcutta (Factory Benelux, 1981) and debut album, Swimming (Les Disques du Crepuscule, 1982).

The group played live mostly in the Benelux countries and France, including the ambitious Crepuscule multi-media package Dialogue North-South in February 1982. The group had also been booked to appear in Manchester in July 1980 as support to A Certain Ratio at The Beach Club. When The Names were delayed, New Order stepped in for their first live performance after the end of Joy Division.

A final Names single, The Astronaut, appeared in 1982, again produced by Hannett, who had by then split from Factory Records. However the post-punk era was ending, and the band split.

[biography from last.fm, click here to read the full biography on last.fm]


THE NAMES 12/2009 PHOTOSHOOT  A Factory Night, Plan K Brussels, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
THE NAMES 07/2015 INTERVIEW  Part I: Some people went to the nearby field with papers and threw cow shit at us.  [Xavier KRUTH]
THE NAMES 07/2015 INTERVIEW  Part II: I still have a letter at home from Factory that starts with: ‘Of course there is no money’.  [Xavier KRUTH]
THE NAMES 07/2015 INTERVIEW  Part III: I decided that I liked the darkest me. But I wanted to live with darkest me, not die.  [Xavier KRUTH]
THE NAMES 06/2015 CONCERT  Brussels, Novanois 29/05/2015  [Paul PLEDGER]
THE NAMES 05/2015 CD  Stranger Than You  [Paul PLEDGER]
THE NAMES 11/2014 CD  CLASSICS : In Time  [Paul PLEDGER]
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