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Mark E Smith may be gone, but his genius shines as bright as ever with the news of a new bootleg live recording called ‘Live at St.Helens Technical College, ‘81’ being released via Castle Point Records exclusively on vinyl (12” and a 7” in a gatefold jacket, including a digital download) on February 19th. Pre-order here Castle …

JANUARY 9, 1989. Perhaps not the most auspicious date in world history, though there would be more epochal happenings later in the year, of course. The day dawned with the sad news of the plane crash at Kegworth, Leicestershire, the day before, when British Midland Flight 92 attempted an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport; …

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 HOO HAs‘s new single, ‘Rantra’, is an angry, loud, swaggering beast with a sneer and a studied pose. It’s a brilliant. Think of the shouty side of The Fall mixed with the bluster of Blur and a whole swag bag of attitude mixed with a pint or three of lager and stomping Dr Martens …

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 …