The Nightingales-UK May Tour 19 April 11

The Mighty 'Gales tour the UK in May-including a prestigious date at the Purcell Rooms in London as part of Stewart Lee's Meltdown..catch 'em while they're hot..

Here's the gen-

Thu 19 Cavern Club, EXETER w/ special guest Ted Chippington or 01392 495370
Fri 20 The Thunderbolt, BRISTOL w/ special guest Ted Chippington  & 01179 299008

Sat 21 Georgian Theatre, STOCKTON-ON-TEES w/ special guest Ted Chippington + Shrug
 or 01642 860068

Sun 22 The Admiral Bar, GLASGOW w/ special guest Ted Chippington
Mon 23 Sneaky Pete's, EDINBURGH w/ special guest Ted Chippington

Tue 24 The Adelphi, HULL w/ special guest Ted Chippington

Wed 25 Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS w/ special guest Ted Chippington

Thu 26 Old Bell Hotel, DERBY w/ special guest Ted Chippington + The Reverends
Fri 27 Slade Rooms, WOLVERHAMPTON w/ special guest Ted Chippington + Vix (from Fuzzbox)
Sat 28 The Continental, PRESTON w/ special guest Ted Chippington *matinee show 2-5pm

Sun 29 Prince Albert, BRIGHTON w/ special guest Ted Chippington + Kev Hayley + DJ Ian Part Time

Mon 30 Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), LONDON w/ special guests Vic Godard & Subway Sect + Alan Wilkinson Trio (Interval set in QE Hall Front Room) 

Manicured Noise-The IDOTNW "Bikini" Mystery.. 24 January 11

In a short entry in the very informative (and now highly collectable) "International Discography Of The New Wave 1982/83 " ( B George and Martha Defoe) it's suggested that CTR compilation stars Manicured  Noises' first single was "Bikini World". Now, as any late Seventies/early Eighties Post-Punk obsessive will tell you, this is simply not the case. The Bikini 7" was dropped in favour of Metronome as the first M Noise release. Indeed, in the book it also states that "Bikini" was the very first PRE release. Simply not true. Or, does anyone out there know better...?




The Pop Group/Manicured Noise-Kevin Pearce's "Scream Of My Heartbeat" 2 January 11

Kevin Pearce has written an excellent series of articles all about The Pop Group on his "Your Heart Out" blog. Of great interest here (As if they weren't fascinating anyway) is the close relationship that the Pop Group had with Manicured Noise and the scene at that time. Really great music writing..

Read Here:


CTR At "Ears Have Eyes" London Saturday 27th November 8 November 10

CTR play a rare London date at the critically acclaimed and very much and excellently DIY "Ears Have Eyes" club night in Whitechapel London on Saturday 27th November.

Among the CTR DJS on the evening will be Steve Walsh, Post-Punk and Punk legend with Manicured  Noise and The Flowers Of Romance respectively.

Ears Have Eyes present a CAROLINE TRUE RECORDS party with very special guest STEVE WALSH (Manicured Noise) in a secret east end warehouse location.

John K
Mark Follows
EXTRA SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Walsh (Manicured Noise)

Joe Europe
Mr Jack


 EHE 1101

 We'd love to see you..

Admission is Five Pounds only.

More news later.




The Prefects-"Killed By Death" Blogspot Action 1 November 10

The Prefects pop up on the "Killed By Death" Blogspot. Wish I had a copy of this particular 7" here at CTR. Thanks to Dan at Acute Records NYC.

 Click for blog action..

Prefects Vortex