Andrew Weatherall tribute – brother Ian, David Holmes and Keith Tenniswood feature on New Order cover
David Holmes and Keith Tenniswood among the remixers on tribute project
Andrew’s brother Ian and Duncan Gray have recorded together for two decades, including a stint as Sons of Slough. To mark a year since the passing of the DJ legend, the pair – here appearing as IWDG – will release their cover of New Order‘s ‘In A Lonely Place’ on February 17 through Rotters Golf Club.
David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood (one half pf Two Lone Swordsmen) and Hardway Bros also contribute remixes to the single.
A statement from the duo said: “Their mutual admiration for Factory Records made it an obvious place to seek inspiration for a tribute record. The influence of Factory on Andrew and Ian’s lives is difficult to overstate. They spent a fair chunk of the 80s travelling all over the country to catch the label’s artists perform.
“New Order were pretty much top of the list and the Factory ethos of creativity over commercialism was to become Andrew’s main drive throughout his career. Ian and Duncan have reworked New Order’s ‘In a Lonely Place’ as a homage to Factory and the inspiration they were to a whole generation.”
David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood and Sean Johnston, all long time Weatherall collaborators, used the track as a jumping-off point bringing Factory, New Order, their own musical perspective and most of all Andrew together in a unique tribute to shared times and fond memories.
Profits from the release are to be shared equally between Andrew’s partner Lizzie and Thrombosis UK.