Under the Bridge, London, 10/6/2014
At Under the Bridge in London, Dastardly watches Mark E. Smith and the Fall make a caustic and abrasively triumphant set
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall (2010)
In our 'Re:View' column, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers writes of the Fall's 1984 album, 'The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall', which has just been released in a four CD box set
Hex Enduction Hour (2007)
In the latest in our 'Re : view' series, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers writes about the Fall's forbidding 1981 album, 'Hex Enduction Hour'
Live at the Witch Trials (2003)
Twenty five years on the Fall continue to spit "acid-tongued venom on all and sundry".Jon Rogers finds their debut album 'Live at the Witch Trials' to be " just as sharp and caustic and just as out of step as it did back in 1978"
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... (2018)
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love..' Jon Rogers writes about he went from being a so-so fan of the late Mark E. Smith's The Fall to an absolute fanatic as he reflects on his favourite songs by them.
Darren Aston takes photographs of The Fall at the Arts Club in Liverpool on the 21st January
John Clarkson speaks to Mark Rowland, the frontman with London indie band The Volunteered, about his band's growing line-up and sound and their second EP ‘We Fall Apart’.
Following the death of The Fall’s legendary frontman Mark E. Smith last year the final, longest serving line up to back him have re-grouped to form new outfit Imperial Wax. Denzil Watson talks to them about their acclaimed debut LP 'Gastwerk Saboteurs' and future plans.
Ex-Strangler and now established solo artist Hugh Cornwell is about to release a solo 'best of' album, 'The Fall and Rise of', and will be playing an acoustic tour in November around the lesser-known parts of the UK. Denzil Watson speaks to him about the album, tour and his former band
Dodson and Fogg
Malcolm Carter talks to singer-songwriter Chris Wade from 60's/psychedelic-influenced band Dodson and Fogg about his band's fifth album 'After the Fall', and his new group Rexford Bello, which he has formed with his brother Andy Wade
Anthony Strutt speaks to Mike Ryan, the guitarist with Derbyshire-based indie pop band and original C86 act the Bodines, about his group's history
Factory Star is the new band of original Fall guitarist and Blue Orchids' front man Martin Bramah. He speaks to John Clarkson about Factory Star's debut album, 'Enter Castle Perilous'
Tommy Gunnarsson speaks to Jane Munro, the bassist with 70's Birmingham-based political indie punk/funk group the Au Pairs, about her group's rise and fall
Okkervil River's debut album 'Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See' was one of the best indie folk releases of last year. Darrell Angus speaks to group leader Will Robinson Sheff about the band's rise and rapidly increasing profile
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles the career of Orkney Islands-formed folk group Fara, who have just released their second album, ‘Times from Times Fall’.
The Decline and Fall of the NME
With circulation figures at a low, Jon Rogers, Mark Rowland and John Clarkson discuss the reasons for the decline and fall of the UK's only surviving music weekly, the 'NME'
In the Shadow of the Circus
Norwegian band Midnight Choir's new DVD was filmed in 2003 at the final show at their regular haunt of the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo on what was to prove to be their last tour. John Clarkson watches the band literally fall apart on stage in this intense, but compelling concert film
The Subway Organiszation label was one of the great indiepop labels of 80's. It owner Martin Whitehead, who was also the guitarist with the band the Flatmates, talks to Tommy Gunnarsson about its spectacular rise and fall
Brixton Electric, London, 24/4/2015
Dastardly watches Wetdog reward the earlycomers in a support slot to The Fall at the Brixton Electric in London
Kill It Kid
King Tuts Wah Wah Club, Glasgow, 20/2/2011
At King Tuts Wah Wah Club in Glasgow, Tong Gaughan watches Bath indie blues rockers Kill It Kid play a short, yet forceful set at a show to promote their forthcoming second album, 'Let My Feet Fall Heavy'
All Tomorrow's Parties
Minehead, Somerset, 16/5/2010
...and on its third and final day they debate about slots from Wax Fang, the 3Ds, the Dodos, Terry Reid, the Fall and the Raincoats
Jim Reid/Story One
Cavern, Exeter, 29/10/2005
Jim Reid was one of the seminal figures of the late 80's and early 90's as the frontman with the Jesus and Mary Chain. At a disastrous show at the Exeter Cavern, Ben Howarth watches hin fall prey to an unresponsive audience
Cluny, Newcastle, 1/8/2005
Much hyped Sheffield youngsters Arctic Monkeys have just finished their first UK tour, which entirely sold out. At the Newcastle Cluny Jonjo McNeill is enthralled by "an everyman band" who "we can, and probably will, all fall in love with"
#5 - ‘We all have good intentions/ But all with strings attached’: Music and Mental Health Part 2
In his regular column ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’, Steve Miles continues to looks at the issue of mental health and reflects on the positive effect of music and songs by The Gang of Four, The Fall, The Television Personalities, Black Uhuru, The Au Pairs and The Slits on his adolescence.
The Stiff Records Story
in her regular 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem finds that Richard Balls' book ‘Be Stiff’, which is about the rise and fall of Stiff Records, imbues a classic, cultural relevance and that its heroes made an indelible mark on pop/punk music.
Factory Records Memories
Nicky Crewe reflects on what she both remembers and does not remember about knowing from her teens Factory Records boss Tony Wilson and working the door at the legendary Russell and Hacienda clubs
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...
In 'Ten Songs That Made Me Love...', Jamie Rowland writes of ten songs that he first heard listening to John Peel's late night Radio 1 show
Condemned to Rock 'n' Roll
In his 'Condemened to Rock 'n' Roll' column, Ben Howarth assesses the reasons behind HMV's fall into administration and asks whether it has a future
Hitting the Right Note
In 'Hitting the Right Note', Jon Rogers examines the over-used term of genius and provides a personal short list of six musical acts that for him fall into that category
Gimme Indie Rock
Drunkenly Clanking the Tambourine: My Life as a Failed Internet Sensation
In 'Gimme Indie Rock' Jamie Rowland writes about his teenage band's rise and sharp fall
Spencer Robertshaw in the latest in his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column writes of drugs and the media lifestyle in 'The Fall'
Soldiers of Fortune
"Riveting and compelling" account of the rise and fall of 70's hard rock band Thin Lizzy, and its frontman, Phil Lynott