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Nate Will Not Return

 
Written by:
 
Mark E Smith, Pete Greenway, Dave Spurr
 
 
Initial release:
 
Ersatz GB, Cherry Red CDBRED500 CD, LP, digital download
 
 
Date:
 
14 November 2011
 
 
Group on initial release:
 
Mark E Smith - vocals; Peter Greenway - guitar; David Spurr - bass; Keiron Melling - drums; Eleni Poulou - keyboards, vocals
 
First played at:
 
30 June 2011 Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
 
 
Last played at:
 
 

1 May 2014 Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
 
 
Number of known performances:
 
37
 
 
Commentary:
 
Debuted in June 2011 as part of a three night residency at the University of Liverpool. A lengthy bubbling piece based around a continuing circular riff/rhythm.
 
From Marc Master's review of Ersatz GB in The Wire (November 2011): "One of the best, 'Nate Will Not Return, appears to be about a character in the American teen soap opera Gossip Girl. I'm baffled that Smith knows so much about it (presuming his couplets are accurate), but I'm even more fascinated to hear him bite so hard into them, grinding his jaw and swilling saliva until he has forced almost every line to rhyme with 'Nate."
 
MES speaking on BBC Radio 6, referring to Gossip Girl: "Nate's always on it and he's always moaning about something. His computer's always broke down or something."
 
[Wikipedia entry for the character Nate Archibald: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Archibald_(Gossip_Girl)]
  1. 20110630 - Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
  2. 20110701 - Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
  3. 20110702 - Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
  4. 20110710 - Sub 89, Reading 
  5. 20110902 - The End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens
  6. 20110918 - Incubate, Tilberg
  7. 22 October 2011 SWN Festival, Cardiff
  8. 3 November 2011 HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
  9. 4 November 2011 Riverside, Newcastle
  10. 5 November 2011 Fibbers,  York
  11. 11 November 2011 Les Indisplinées Festival, Lorient, France
    15 November 2011 The Junction, Cambridge
    17 November 2011 Concorde 2, Brighton
    20 November 2011 The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
24 November 2011 Indigo 02, London
26 November 2011 Mr Kyps, Poole
28 November 2011 The Laugh-Inn, Chester
10 February 2012 Gagarin 205, Athens, Greece
6 March 2012 L'Aéronef, Lille, France
9 March 2012 All Tomorrow's Parties, Butlins, Minehead
24 March 2012 Bourla, Antwerp, Belgium
31 March 2012 FrankFest 2012, Jabez Clegg, Manchester
11 May 2012 Coronet, London
7 July 2012 Cult Festival, Hoults Yard, Newcastle
19 July 2012  Button Factory, Dublin
20 July 2012 Roísín Dubh, Galway
21 July 2012 Pavilion Bar, Cork
1 September 2012 Blà, Oslo, Norway
2 September 2012 Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
20 September 2012 The Lowry, Salford Music Festival
23 September 2012 The Lowry, Salford Music Festival
8 June 2013  Long Division Festival, Wakefield
22 June 13 Día de la Música, El Matadero, Madrid
28 June 2013 ATP, Keflavik, Iceland
28 November 2013 Le Guess Who?, Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland
29 November 2013 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 
1 May 2014 Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

 

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