The recent passing of The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, who died aged 60, raised question marks surrounding the future of the band but alas it seems there is a future for the post-punk group.
The band’s final line up which featured guitarist Pete Greenway, bassist Dave Spurr and drummer Keiron Melling who had all been in the group since 2006, was the most steady and saw an end to the years of chaos and constant line up changes. Together as a four-piece the band recorded several loved Fall albums including last year’s brilliant New Facts Emerge.
‘The Fall were always concerned with, above all, writing, recording and performing new material, with that there is NO CHANGE. With Mark’s passing we feel that the name The Fall belongs to Mark, we will not be concerned with Fall songs. The essential dynamic could never be repeated without Mark. So…. NEW BAND, NEW MUSIC, NEW NAME. To be announced soon…’
We are excited at what lies ahead for the band and where the next chapter takes them, may Mark’s legacy live on.