Martin Hannett The Redemption

Spider Mike King will be taking part in a very special event in Manchester on April 10th – Martin Hannett The Redemption is an evening dedicated to the life and work of the man credited as creating ‘The Manchester Sound‘ – the evening will act as a book and film launch with an exhibition of Martin Hannett artifacts and memorabilia.

Those confirmed to attend so far include Bob Dickinson – Bruce Mitchell (Durruti Column) – CP Lee (Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias) – Dave Formula (Magazine) -
Dave Lunt (The Nightcrawlers) – George Borowski – John Scott (Curious Yellow) – Mark Hoyle (Dub Sex) – Paul Burgess (10cc) – Steve Hopkins (Invisible Girls) – Victor Brox and more to be announced…

Martin Hannett worked with hundreds of bands and musicians over the years, including, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, The Stone Roses and many more…. Martin Hannett The Redemption takes place at Gorilla on Whitworth Street, in Manchester on April 10 – tickets are only £6 and available HERE.
As well as the book and the DVD being available for the first time at this event, a limited run of this fantastic Twisted-Head Press poster will also be available on the night…


Sticks And Stones

Sticks And Stones play The Venue, Dumfries as special guests to Fatherson on Thursday 6th February – the band did an interview with Dumfries And Galloway What’s Going On? about the gig and their plans for the future, the full interview can be found HERE



Happy New Year to every one of you.  We had a brilliant 2013 at Distilled Records, releasing two fantastic albums by Pepperjam and Mano McLaughlin.  We would like to thank everyone that supported these releases from promoters to DJs to Magazines and to the people who put hand in pocket and went to a gig and bought a CD, really, THANK YOU!  2013 was also the year that Distilled Records signed Dumfries group Sticks And Stones and plan to release their debut album in 2014…  we really hope you continue to support us and we hope to keep bringing you some of the best music we can find…  if you would like to get in touch please drop us a line at