Latest The Fall News and Updates
Q: The Music for the Weekend (January 12, 2024)This week's mix starts with 'The Simpsons' and closes with 'Weird Al' featuring Ben Folds. Also included: The Fall, Mos Def and Mayday Parade.
The Q Lists
Q List: The 20 Greatest Songs Out of (Greater) ManchesterSo much to answer for
Mark E Smith: An AppreciationContinuing on from our Mark E Smith tribute in the current issue of Q, illustrious fans of The Fall leader remember the music and the man.
Brix Smith Start Remembers Mark E SmithAs part of our Mark E Smith tribute in the latest issue of Q, we spoke to illustrious fans, friends and former colleagues of The Fall leader. Here, ex-wife and former Fall guitarist Brix Smith Start recalls her time with the Hip Priest.
Mark E Smith's Final Q InterviewMark E Smith formed The Fall as a teenager in 1976 with the explicit goal of tethering primitive music to intelligent lyrics. By 2015, thirty albums and countless band members later, he remained unusually faithful to that mission. But at what cost? In Smith’s last Q interview, Ted Kessler met him in the boozer to find out.
Mark E Smith 1957-2018Mark E Smith was the ultimate outlier, a genius contrarian who carved out one of the most singular bodies of work in British music. His sad passing has prompted thousands of heartfelt obituaries. Q’s Simon McEwen revisits The Fall's 32 studio albums and chooses his six favourites.
“He’s always apologising...” The Fall's Mark E Smith on David Cameron and Ed MilibandSpeaking to Q – ahead of a extensive feature next month – the singer compares the PM to his old headmaster as he rates the men who would lead the country
Track Of The Day
The Fall – Hittite Man (live)Here's an exclusive live cut from Mark E Smith and co's recent Fred Perry Subculture gig