24 Hour Service Station is thrilled to announce a worldwide distribution deal
with Peter Hook's new record label,
Haçienda Records UK
Hook, the legendary bassist & founding member of New Order & Joy Division, is operating Hacienda Records UK out of the Factory Records building in Manchester, England, which has also been reopened as a night club & live music venue. Modeled on the same principals & integrity as Hook’s former label, the Tony Wilson headed Factory Records, Haçienda Records UK allows for future Hook projects as well as music from new artists to be developed, released & distributed easily.
The First fruit of this partnership is the long awaited & often rumored
Freebass Two Worlds Collide EP
Featuring THREE of Manchester's bass guitar legends; Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) & Gary "Mani" Mounfield (The Stone Roses / Primal Scream), Freebass has had a long gestation process. Pressed to find the perfect lead singer, they asked their famous friends to contribute with Tim Burgess (Charlatans UK), Pete Wylie (The Mighty Wah!) & Howard Marks (Mr Nice) responding to the call. Burgess' track, "You Don't Know This About Me" is a melodically epic tune with a bass line recalling New Order's single "Ceremony" surrounding Tim's voice. On "The Milky Way Is Our Playground," Wylie takes vocal duties on an anthemic journey into euphoric space rock, reflecting on the universe with his star-struck cerebral lyrics. Howard Marks AKA raconteur & beatnik Mr Nice, delivers a sterling monologue on "Dark Starr," a grungy piece of rock & roll mischief. Finally "Live Tomorrow You Go Down," finds Hooky growling his way through a pulsating dance track whose raved-up bass line, crunching beats & Giorgio Moroder-esque electro flourishes closes the EP with a punkish techno vibe.
Man Ray summer 88 EP
Peter Hook and producer Phil Murphy created acid house tracks evoking the style & euphoria felt during that epic “Summer of Love” at The Haçienda nightclub. Revisiting the staple sounds of the period with a modern twist, the duo used analogue technology to recreate precisely the sounds belting through the summer of ’88. A mixture of classic Roland synths & drum machines were employed to simulate the early acid house vibes with samples only being used for sound effects, making both tracks feel naturally timeless.
Ceremony A New Order Tribute
A passionate advocate for Manchester and a generous supporter of many charities, Peter Hook has also recorded a spoken word reflection on Tony Wilson for the album Ceremony - A New Order Tribute, dedicated to the Factory Records founder who passed from cancer in 2007. Released February 20th, 2010 to celebrate what would have been Wilson’s 60th Birthday, a portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit The Salford Foundation Trust's Tony Wilson Awards. The award benefits children and young people with special talents or ambitions in the arts.
“To see so many indie bands interested in replicating the work of New Order as a tribute to Tony and to help raise funds for Salford Foundation Trust so that it can continue its fine work with young people is just fantastic,” says Hook.
Freebass - You Don't Know This About Me - The Arthur Baker Remixes EP
Freebass - Two Worlds Collide - The Instrumentals EP
Freebass vs. Fritz von Runte - Redesign EP
Freebass - It's A Beautiful Life LP
Man Ray - Tokyo Joe EP
Peter Hook's The Light - LP
Available on iTunes, Amazon, emusic & everywhere else you buy music!
For press, review copies & more information:
Sonshine Ward : sonshine@24HourServiceStation.com
Haçienda Records UK : fac51theHacienda.com