Section 25 - Futurama Festival 2022


Section 25

Section 25 are an English post punk and electronic band from Blackpool who were originally signed to Factory Records. In fact, their debut single ‘Girls Don’t Count’ was produced by Ian Curtis and Rob Gretton. They regularly played the Factory Club in Manchester but also came across to play Erics in Liverpool. They supported Joy Division on their last two shows in Liverpool when they played the matinee and evening show on the 8th of December 1979. Although famous enough for supporting Joy Division on many of those later gigs, they also opened for the likes of Toyah, Classix Nouveau, the Cure and the Talking Heads on the Scottish leg of the Fear of Music tour. Over a brilliant 40-year career, they have taken their sound in many directions and are best known for their ‘Looking from A Hilltop’ 12″ (FAC 108) later sampled by the Shamen and Orbital. Talking of sampling, the Would-be President of America, Kanye West sampled Hit on his track FML from the ‘Life of Pablo’ album. Vincent Cassidy’s Section 25 has now become a real family and sound better than ever. No mean feat after four decades.