7-inch series, part 613

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Factory Floor – Bipolar
label: Outside Sound
year: 2008
side a: Bipolar
side b:
You Were Always Wrong
www.myspace.com/factoryfloor
7-factoryfloor-bipolar1.jpg  7-factoryfloor-bipolar2.jpg
Joy Division, anyone? “Bipolar” could be produced by Martin Hannett. But it isn’t. Martin Hannett is a long time dead and the track was recorded and released a year ago on Outside Sound as the label’s first and only reference to date. I got engaged in an email conversation with one of the people behind the label a couple of weeks ago. It was a conversation about the record bizz which I will not bore you with, but the lady in question told me about her “thing” on the side – Outside Sound. She said they only wanted to release 7″ singles and before I finished reading the message I had already bought the precious thing. Because it’s a 7″ vinyl. And it’s orange.
Luckily, I also like the music on it. I mean, you can’t really go wrong sounding like Joy Division and The Fall at the same time, now can you?
They’re not on Outside Sound anymore, but they have released a 12″ called “Planning Application” on One of One Records in December 2008. I’m not sure what Factory Floor are up to these days. They are still around, that’s for sure – check the vid.
Video of Factory Floor playing live last June.

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