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Mark E Smith


Despite the sad death of founder and only constant in The Fall, Mark E. Smith, there is still a wealth of material to mine to keep Fall obsessives happy for, it seems, quite a long time yet. were an English post-punk band, formed in 1976 in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. They underwent many line-up changes, with …

The stupendous Fontaines D.C. are back with a blistering new single, “Big”. It may clock in at a warp speed of 1 minute and forty-five seconds yet it is, no exaggeration, safeguarding the future of intelligent, dirty rock’n’roll. “Big” is swaggering punk poetry at its best, continuing a line of brilliant singles released by the …

I do love a bit of sneering, posturing guitar driven rock, and Dublin’s Fontaines DC deliver with class. A double A sided single has just been released and the two songs are a heart-pumping, pulse racing shot of attitude-laden adrenaline. Having not come across this band before, I’m an instant fan. First off is ‘Boys …

I don’t really know why I’m a fan of Mark E Smith and The Fall. Is it the uanabashed Northernness? Is it the mastery of prose? or maybe the fact that he never forgot his roots? I don’t know, but what I do know is that for whatever reason once I’d entered the Wonderful and Frightening …

Joined the outpouring of grief and sadness at the news of Fall mainman Mark E Smith, his former wife and Fall member Brix Smith Start has issued a statement via her twitter account Her band, Brix and the Extricated, featuring several ex-Fall employees – have also released a statement on their facebook page which reads …

The Fall. 32 studio albums (and counting…compilations etc. one can only guess), 66 band members, and one constant element – the enigmatic, grumpy, exasperating Mark E Smith. And with his sudden passing, I must sadly use the past tense, no slur on those foot-soldiers, for whom membership in The Fall was almost some kind of …

The Fall Release December 2017 The Singles 1978 – 2016 There have been numerous Fall box sets over the years of varying quality, The Peel Sessions, The Rough Trade Anthology, and 50,000 Fall fans Cant Be Wrong to name a few, so hearing Cherry Red were releasing a new expansive CD set it made me …

Not just because it’s my home town, The Fall in Wakefield has always been special. I saw them here for the first time back in 1983 (For the record: First time Brix played with the band). It was the start of a mild obsession that has lasted to this day, and despite seeing them oh …