Gallops help celebrate the life of Ian Curtis
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Our Gallops have been handpicked to take part in an event called the ‘Un-Convention Factory’ on Saturday 8th May.
The event is part of a larger event called Unknown Pleasures, which is celebrating the life of the legend Ian Curtis (Joy Division singer, for those not in the know) on the 30th anniversary of his death. 8 bands, 60 music industry professionals and 300 participants will record, produce and release Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ album in one day inside a mill or ‘factory’ in Macclesfield.
The factory will include a recording studio, graphic design area, a digital space, and an area for debating issues around the production and release of the album, which will be available for free in shops and 25 000 free downloads available too.
The whole idea is to demystify the ‘music industry’, by breaking down the processes involved in producing a record, putting it into a production line and forming a record label for one day only.
It’s a massive and prestigious event to be involved with and Gallops are 1 of just 8 bands involved – the others include The Whip, I am Kloot and Reverend Soundsystem with more to be announced. Some big industry names are involved to, such as New Order’s Peter Hook and journalist John Robb.
I’m incredibly excited about this for Gallops and it’s another notch on their increasingly nobbly bed post. Its also great timing as they are currently on the market to labels for the release of their debut EP.
Ben DavisEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben is the founder and main writer for wrexhammusic.co.uk.