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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Track list

Here's the track list from the eagerly anticipated The End Of The Pier album, The Distractions' first LP in 32 years:

Side One

I Don't Have Time
Girl Of The Year
When It Was Mine

Side Two

Too Late To Change
The Summer I Met You
Man Of The Moment
100 Times
The Last Song

Thursday, May 17, 2012

News round-up

A few of the sites that have picked up the news of the gig at the Kings Arms on 31st August.

First of all, the Cerysmatic Factory blog, hisotry and archive of Factory Records:

The Distractions live  |  End of the Pier Show

An Occultation event featuring The Distractions, Factory Star and The June Brides at the King's Arms in Salford, Manchester, on Friday 31 August 2012.

Tickets priced GBP 12.00 in advance (15.00 on the door) on sale now at kingsarmsalford.com.

The King's Arms
11 Bloom Street
Salford M3 6AN


Paul Pledger at AllGigs:

The Distractions
British punk rock/power pop quintet from Manchester originally formed in 1975, but disbanded in 1981. They reformed in 2010.  Releases include the debut-album "Nobody's Perfect" in 1980, plus singles "Time Goes By So Slow", "It Doesn't Bother Me" and the 2010 comeback EP, "Black Velvet".

The Distractions, Factory Star, June Brides at The Kings Arms on Friday 31st Aug 2012 (£12.00).


SongKick concerts site:

Friday 31 August 2012 

The Distractions


11 Bloom Street
Off Chapel Street
Salford  M3 6AN 



The Distractions live @ King's Arms Salford

The Distractions will play their first gig since the mid-Nineties on Friday 31 August 2012 at the King's Arms in Salford with Occultation Recordings label mates Factory Star and The June Brides. Original members of The Distractions Mike Finney and Steve Perrin will be joined by new recruits. A London date for Saturday 1 September is also planned. Ticket details to follow. -- The King's Arms 11 Bloom Street Salford, M3 6AN More info at distractionsnothing.



The Distractions /Factory Star /The June Brides


Kings Arms, Salford, Salford, United Kingdom on Aug 31, 2012 7:30 PM


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Distractions, Factory Star & The June Brides

This really is happening. The Distractions will be performing live to launch what we're pretty confident is the longest-awaited album of the year.  I mean, 26 years for a new Dexys album - why the rush, Kevin?  The Distractions released their first album, the beloved Nobody's Perfect, in 1980.  Their second, The End Of The Pier, will be released by Occultation Recordings at the end of August 2012, although the label expect to have copies available from their website a few weeks earlier.

That's not all.  In a flurry of activity, a first live date is already confirmed.  The band will be performing at the Kings Arms, Salford, Manchester, on 31st August: 

Tickets are now on sale, £12 in advance (£15 on the night, if there are any left), from TicketWeb here.  There's a possibility of a second gig but details are yet to be confirmed.

That's not all though. Not only could this be your only chance to see The Distractions (who knows what the future may bring? Even so let's be realistic...) but this'll actually be a proper Occultation event, also featuring label-mates Factory Star and The June Brides.  Quite a bill, if we say so ourselves.
The album will be released as a 180g vinyl edition and on CD - we'd recommend the LP as it's cut from a higher-quality source and will come with a CD thrown in anyway.  It features core Distractions Mike Finney and Steve Perrin and is produced by Nick Halliwell (The Granite Shore) who also appears along with bassist Arash Torabi (June Brides, Granite Shore) and Mike Kellie (Only Ones, Spooky Tooth, too many to mention) on drums.

More details as we get them and see you in Salford...

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