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Dannyo's Fall Concordance:

Simply put, a work of staggering proportions:

The Annotated Fall

posted 29 Mar 2013 23:26 by Martin Peters

I'd like to give a brief thumbs-up for this website, which concentrates on interpretations of MES's lyrics for The Fall:

http://annotatedfall.doomby.com/

Dark Heart

posted 6 Feb 2013 23:56 by Bob Osborne

Kill Pretty's second album - and the first on the All The Madmen lable - was released in January.

It is called "Dark Heart"

Mike Leigh is on drums, and Craig Scanlon features on opening track "The Year of 13 moons" (aka Thirteen Moons). The track was also recorded and engineered by Ding.

Guitarist Chris Dutton is a current member of Martin Bramah's Factory Star and Blue Orchids, where he plays bass.

The album has had excellent reviews and is available at www.allthemadmen.co.uk/


Pretty Things

posted 28 Aug 2012 06:34 by Bob Osborne

Kill Pretty -the band featuring Mike Leigh, Moet of "The Hamsters", and Chris Dutton from Martin Bramah's band "Factory Star" have a new website - here

Bramah In Bristol

posted 16 May 2012 08:59 by Bob Osborne

Factory Star, are live at The Thunderbolt, Bristol on July 19th

Factory Star supported by local band At The Heart Of It All. Tickets £5.00 in advance, £6.00 on the door, Available from, http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/ie_passthunder.htm



Leigh Hand

posted 10 May 2012 07:58 by Bob Osborne

Mr Michael Leigh has made available the masters of the recordings he made with scottish band Twisted Hand in the early 1980s 

Five Rings In Front Of His Eyes

posted 11 Apr 2012 05:33 by Bob Osborne   [ updated 11 Apr 2012 10:52 ]

Chuffed to hear that Factory Star (winners of last years “album of the year” on my radio show) will be going into the recording studio soon to lay down four tracks which will include – Superreal (as featured in solo performance on my radio show a couple of years back), Incorruptible, Up & On, and Olympian.

Here is a live preview of the excellent Olympian……

Listen which was Recorded from the audience by Alex Staszko at Gullivers Manchester on 15th March 2012.

Factory Star live April 2012 at

Saturday 14th – Yorkshire Arms, Lancaster
Friday 27th – Green Door Store, Brighton
Saturday 28th – Queens Head, 144 Stockwell Rd, London

http://factorystar.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/157802082249/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Orchids

Factory Star are

Martin Bramah
John Paul Moran
Chris Dutton
Joe Mckechnie

LP/CD/Download available from Occultation -
http://www.occultation.co.uk/Occultation_Space/Artists/FactoryStar/factorystarmain.html
http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article.aspx?id=5940
http://youtu.be/ophqwne2J9w

Factory Star Gigs

posted 30 Mar 2012 07:06 by Bob Osborne


New AAAK(As Able As Kane)

posted 28 Mar 2012 00:21 by Bob Osborne

Fall producer and former bassist Ding's band AAAK have a new album out called "Totalitarian Tip-Toe" -  with Ding on Bass, Devices etc and Paul R on vocals it also features Tamsin of Mr Heart, Neil from the Words, Howard from Last Harbour and Kin!


Mike Leigh on Radio

posted 23 Mar 2012 14:42 by Bob Osborne   [ updated 25 Mar 2012 02:28 ]

Salford City Radio's Stephen Doyle interviews Mike Leigh at length over a two hour show. Mike chats at length about his time in The Fall including how he got the job as The Fall's drummer.

Part One - link
Part Two - link

More Kill Pretty

posted 19 Jan 2012 15:56 by Bob Osborne

Four more excellent tracks from the phenomenal Kill Pretty featuring Mike Leigh on drums


Catch them next Thursday at the Kings Arms Salford from 8pm with Sandells and Factory Star - only £5....

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