Lovers to play Manchester Ritz

Tom Hingley and the Lovers are very pleased to announce they’ll be playing Manchester Ritz on October 28th. The gig is a fundraiser for Oxjam. Headlining are Monaco featuring the legendary Peter Hook  – this is their first gig for a number of years. There’s loads of great acts on the bill with more to be announced. Tickets are available from the Oxjam website:…

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Tour Highlights of ‘Highlights’ Tour

The new album by Tom Hingley and the Lovers – ‘Highlights’  – is finally complete and will be released March 2008. Release details will follow soon, but the album contains songs that touch on such universal themes as Love (‘Highlights’); Religion (‘All of My Time’); Lions (‘Venomous’);Credit Crunch (‘Kick Out The Clocks’) and the pretentious Manchester disteict of Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, where Tom can’t afford to buy a house (but he’s not at all bitter about it) (‘Evergreen’)

The band will be playing a number of dates to coincide with it’s release. The first four have been announced and you can see details in our ‘gigs’ section.…

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XFM – and Steve through the years

The Lovers played a fantastic session on Xfm manchester on Monday – they also managed to record a couple of extra (or should that be Xtra?) tracks which we’ll try to bring you soon, along with some photos of the evening. The occasion marked the 10th anniversary of Steve’s departure from The Fall – our good friend Gabi put this photo-montage together by way of a celebration:…

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More Lovers’ gigs

The Lovers have completed their first set of gigs in a while – you can read how they got on on our myspace sight.

But there’s more gigs to come  – Liverpool New Picket as part of Sound City on May 27th, Manchester MOHO on May 30th as part of The Hide & seek Festival, and Barnsley Bomfest on July 19th – details in ‘gigs’ section!…

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The Fallen by Dave Simpson

18th September sees the publication of ‘The Fallen: Searching for the Missing Members of The Fall’ – a new book by Dave Simpson, which seeks to track down everyone who ever called themselves a member of The Fall. It features illuminating interviews with Steve and Paul as well as a fascinating insight into what passes for normaility in the Wonderful and frightening World of Mark E. Smith.

Available from all good bookstores and Amazon: “Three decades of personal stories, of social change, shifting cultural landscapes and musical minium wage slavery, seen through the eyes of a random collection of people, whose only constant is that at some point, for some reason, they were members of The Fall. A Canterbury Tales for the mp3 generation”…

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