Brix and the Extricated is the work of Brix Smith-Start, Steve Hanley, Paul Hanley, Steve Trafford and Jason Brown, four out of five of who are former members of the Fall. Initially they took ownership of classic Fall tracks which they’d written and used these as a gateway to writing explosive new material together. Now an album of original songs is on its way.
Their debut album, described by Brix as “a cross between PiL’s Metal Box and Blondie”, is due later this year. Their live show continues to evolve into something bigger every time they play – gargantuan bass riffs, powerhouse drumming and Smith-Start’s magnetic power as frontwoman combine to form a heady mix.
Brix gave a great talk at End Of The Road last year to a packed audience about her wonderful memoir The Rise, the Fall and the Rise, so we’re excited to have her back to play for us. She’s adamant that she’s going to finish the treasure hunt this year.