The Names


Limited to 300 copies on Clear Vinyl.

Limited to 300 copies on Clear Vinyl. Factory Benelux presents a double vinyl edition of Swimming, the debut album by Belgian new wave group the Names, Originally issued in June 1982. Between 1979 and 1983 Belgian new wavers the Names released a string of classic singles on WEA, Factory and Crepuscule, including Calcutta, The Astronaut, and best of all Nightshift. Their sole album, Swimming, appeared in 1982 on Crepuscule, and like the singles was produced by the late, great Martin Hannett. the music of the names boasts a dark, romantic majesty and grace, sometimes redolent of Magazine, early Simple Minds and Joy Division. Bonus tracks include the popular singles Calcutta and Nightshift and the band's John Peel session from february 1982, the first ever recorded by a Belgian band. The Gatefold sleeve features original artwork and poster design by Benoit Hennebert, and photographs by Marc Portee.