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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Light’s “1102 / 2011” EP with be released on Hacienda Records on Monday 9th May
Hacienda Records can confirm the release of The Light’s debut EP “1102 / 2011” on Monday 9th May 2011 with the four track EP taking its name from the palindromic recording date of 11th February 2011 at Blueprint Studio, Salford.
“Pictures In My Mind” was an unfinished Joy Division track which was unearthed by the band’s “bootleg society” from a rehearsal tape stolen in 1977, setting it between Warsaw and Unknown Pleasures. The effervescent and punky tune has been completed for the first time by Hooky And The Light for this release.
The Light’s guest vocalist Rowetta performs three of the classic Joy Division tracks which she has been singing live with the band over the past year, “Insight, “New Dawn Fades” and “Atmosphere”, delivering intensely passionate performances across all three tracks.
Videos for “Pictures In My Mind” and “Atmosphere” have been shot and will be made available a week prior to the release on Monday 2nd May 2011.
The design for the EP is a stunning post apocalyptic Manchester streetscape by local Manc artist James Chadderton who works as a tutor in the city in 3D and Graphic design. Inspired by the nightmarish futuristic visions of movies like The Terminator, Dawn Of The Dead, and the BBC’s classic “Threads” series, many assume that James’s artwork depict post nuclear fallout but James prefers to characterise them as “human devoid wastelands where the buildings have been left to decay.
Peter Hook And The Light were all heavily involved in the conception and design of the cover. According to James – “Hooky was great to work with during the design process. His band and he had a lot of ideas for the artwork and we worked together throughout the project.”
“Initially it was going to be just an area of Manchester but Peter had idea to use the corner of Whitworth Street where the new Hacienda flats were built. It was always a shame that they replaced such an iconic building with something as sterile as flats but as a focal point it worked very well as its size dominates the area.
“I was shocked and very honoured to be asked to do the cover. I've worked on a few bits and pieces for bands and games companies over the years but nothing quite as important as this. Since being asked by Hooky and The Light, I have been looking though the graphic work related to Joy Division which is incredible. It was intimidating to have to make something to live up to the quality of such iconic images that have gone before”
James Chadderton, Manchester, April 2011. For more details on James’ work check http://www.avonius.com.
Peter Hook said of the design – “After seeing the recent events in Japan with the earthquake, the picture sends a chill down my spine now when I see it. I was very impressed with James's work when I first came across it and I kept leaving messages for him as I wanted him to do the cover. I suggested Whitworth Street because it remains our spiritual home, and I must admit I thought that the new Hacienda building could do with some remodelling!
Hacienda Records is the official digital label of Fac 51 The Hacienda and based exclusively at its website at www.fac51thehacienda.com, The site is currently being revamped and will launch fully two weeks prior to the release of The Light
Hacienda Records is also gearing up to release other and new artists to publish on a monthly basis and details of these releases will be made available over coming weeks.
Artists who wish to send material for consideration should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Hook And The Light
Peter Hook And The Light features Peter Hook on vocals and bass, Jack Bates on bass, Nat Wason on guitar, Andy Poole on keyboards and Paul Kehoe on drums. Rowetta performs as guest vocalist at selected gigs.
Having performed together at the opening night of The Factory in February 2010, in the past twelve months The Light have undertaken extensive tours of mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and The United States, as well as numerous UK and international festival appearances.
fac51thehacienda.com / peterhook.co.uk
Peter Hook’s The Light Tour Dates To June 2011
Dates in Bold feature Rowetta as guest vocalist
All dates apart from May 18th / May 19th at The Factory Manchester see The Light perform Unknown Pleasures
23/04/11 Scala, London
30/04/11 Liquid, Edinburgh
07/05/11 Festival Donorte, Pontevedra, Spain
12/05/11 L’Aeronef, Lille, France
13/05/11 L’Olympic, Nantes, France
18/05/11 The Factory, Manchester (Performing Closer)
19/05/11 The Factory, Manchester (Performing Closer)
28/05/11 Den Haag, Holland
29/05/11 Eindhoven, Holland
04/06/11 Cold Pro Festival, County Clare, Ireland
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