Post-punk legends The Fall are set to visit Princess Pavilion Falmouth this summer to promote their 30th studio album Re-Mit.
The seminal combo, formed in Greater Manchester in 1976, is built around its founder and only constant member, the ‘Bard of Salford’ Mark E. Smith.
Initially associated with the punk movement of the late Seventies, the group’s music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years.
However, The Fall‘s music is often characterised by repetition, an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith’s vocals and often cryptic lyrics.
They have never achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late Eighties, but have maintained a strong cult following.
The band were long associated with BBC DJ John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, ‘They are always different; they are always the same’.
The group’s output is prolific — they’ve released almost 30 studio albums over the years, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases.
The current line-up, now the longest-serving in the group’s history, are set to release their 30th studio album, Re-Mit, in April.
The Fall hit Princess Pavilion Falmouth on May 24, 2013. Tickets are on sale now.