The Fall were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who remained a devoted fan from early on in their career. Citing them as his favourite band he once famously said "They are always different, they are always the same."
Formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester in 1976 The Fall are still going strong after thirty years. Built around founder and frontman Mark E Smith, this iconic post-punk outfit remain one of Britain’s most distinctive bands.
Often characterised by their abrasive guitar sound and Smith's distinctive vocals, his lyrics have been described by critic Steve Huey as "abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy”.
The band have a prolific output, releasing 28 studio albums, and more than triple that if you count live and other releases. Although they may never have achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles, they maintain a strong, and ever growing, cult following.
Mark E Smith and The Fall have been an acknowledged influence on many other big names in music, including The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand.
Support by Paris Suit Yourself and VJ set by Safy Sniper
Paris Suit Yourself
Fusing gospel, theatrical punk-rock and slick stylishness into one perfect package, Paris Suit Yourself's elegant sound leaves audiences in a frenzy of frustration, intrigue and abandonment. This genre-bending outfit is serious about the music it makes and intent on making a show to remember.
Multimedia and performance artist Safy Etiel, mixes mesmerising visuals of celebrity pastiche with a thundering, repetitious wall of sound. Using images from the media to create a musical performance, Safy's is another perfect precursor to a night of music to challenge the senses.
Please note: This show is not suitable for persons below the age of 16 years. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For information and bookings call 01424 229 111 or book online by clicking the green button.