Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Future of the Left

We are supporting Future of the Left at the O2 Academy on 1st Dec.
Get in touch with us and you can get a ticket for only £5.

That is all!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Songs Galore!

We're busy writing loads of new songs at the moment. These new ones will go towards the making of a new as yet untitled album which we will record early next year.
At the moment song number 7 is getting the finishing touches added to it! Exciting stuff !!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

New Videos

We have got 2 new videos up on our youtube page. The first is a brand new song called "Talk Ill of Dead..." and can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zejk7FZs8Y

The 2nd is a compilation of clips from a typical rehearsal session in The Fall, The Rise-land and can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCy_l0lhhoA

Enjoy, comment, embed.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

September Update

Hi everyone,
Just thought I'd post a small update so you know what we've been doing with ourselves. At the moment we're locked away in our little studio writing songs for our next album. It's going very well and we have 5 completed songs (2 of which you can hear on our myspace www.myspace.com/thefalltherise) plus 1 more on the verge of completion. They are sounding amazing if I do say so :-) Very different to the songs on Interlopers in places as well.
We're aiming to get another 6 or 7 songs done before we go and record them so we'll keep you posted with progress.
In other news, we're playing at The Public in West Bromwich on 2nd October so come down and say hello if you're in the area. You'll get to hear most of these new songs as well!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

What a night!

Last night we put on a show ourselves at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham and I think I can speak for us all when I say we had a great time!

We were lucky enough to share the stage with our old 'gig buddies' The Killerest Expression. It was great to see them play again and I'm hoping we get to do many more shows with them. Top band.

Thanks to all those who came down and made the night a success and we'll hopefully do another around Christmas time. In the meantime, we're booking all the gigs we can at the moment so keep an eye on our Myspace page for updates. If you're a promoter and can help us out, get in touch.

We should have some photos online from the evenings fun so keep an eye out for those too!

See you soon!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Gig on the 22nd August

Hi all,
Just a quick message to say we're gonna be playing a gig on 22nd August at the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham with The Killerest Expression. It's gonna be a special night. Be there!

Here's the Facebook link: http://tinyurl.com/l8uzj5

Saturday, 11 July 2009

New Songs!

Hi there you lot!
We have both new songs available to listen to on our MySpace profile. Head over to:
http://www.myspace.com/thefalltherise
and check out 'As Close to An Apology as You'll Get' and 'Little Victories'.
Let us know what you think!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Recording Complete!

Hi everyone. Well, we've spent the day in the studio yesterday with Gavin Monaghan and his engineer Gary Rogers in sunny Wolverhampton and what we have for you are 2 pretty damn awesome songs. They are:
- As Close to an Apology as You'll Get
- Little Victories

Both sound stunning so massive thanks to Gavin and Gary for all their hard work yesterday. You'll be able to hear these songs on our MySpace next week but for now, I'm off on my hols!

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Recording...1 week to go!

I'm excited. There's one week to go until we head into the studio and record new songs! It feels pretty good to say that I can tell you.
We've been kind of stuck under all of the unwanted 'business' crap surrounding our 1st album Interlopers, and while it is still a really fine debut album and we're still really proud, it was nearly 4 years ago when we first started recording the music that would later become Interlopers. 4 damn years!!! The really is no point dwelling on why this has taken so long...the point is - We're ready for something new now and by jove, we've got a nice batch of new songs that are really, really good. :-)
Its also worth noting that this will be the first recording with our new bass player Rich which is pretty special. We're not gonna record all the new songs straight away but we've picked 3 (or maybe 2) for when we go into the studio this 1st time. Gavin Monaghan (who has recently worked with the like of Editors, The Twang and many many more) will be producing us which is gonna be pretty damn good. Keep your eyes out for updates on here and no doubt those new songs up on our MySpace very soon.
Speak soon! - Simon

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

A comedy of errors

Just got back from playing with Failsafe at the Bar Academy - wow, I really didn't enjoy myself! Whatever god was looking down on us tonight thought it'd be funny for me to bugger up one of our songs and then cause a massive split down the front of my trousers! If the 4 guys at the front during our set read this - a sincere apology for telling you to shut up, you witnessed what I like to call "Martin throws a tantrum like a little girl". If you brave our gig at the Sunflower Lounge on 22nd Aug I'll let you all in for free (I've got a good memory for faces though any enterprising freeloaders who try their luck!!)

We're in the studio to record a couple of songs on 4th July with Gavin Monaghan, we hope you like them when we get around to streaming them.

Night night, don't let the bed bugs bite.

- A repentent Martin.

Monday, 22 June 2009

You might see a slight shift in tone to previous blogs as Si has foolishly allowed me access to the band account mwhahaha!! You watch the little tinker edit my posts now though!

Anyway, as previously mentioned we are playing what the young 'uns like to call a "gig" on Weds night at Academy 3 (see also, Bar Academy) with the band Failsafe. I'm very much looking forward to further damaging my eardrums, in the hope of one day owning an ear trumpet. Those are tha bomb, yo!

We're expected to be there at ridiculous o'clock though to load our equipment in. This isn't a new phenomenon by any means, but it still baffles me why some venues want bands there hours before the gig is due to start since it will mean either:

a) We're waiting around for the sound engineer to turn up or;
b) We do a soundcheck early and still have to wait around, this time for the show to start.

Unfortunately we won't be able to get there at the requested time due to work but I've got to be honest, I'd rather just have a 5 minute line check before we go on than wait around - hopefully that won't annoy the sound man too much! A pissed off sound man is a band's worst enemy!

Anyway, if you do make it down we'll be playing a few new songs and it'd be nice to see a few friendly faces (unfriendly faces aren't so desirable but we can't afford to be picky).

In summary, COME ROCK WITH US.

- Martin.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Gigs

We've booked a couple of gigs in our hometown of Birmingham over the next few months. The 1st of them is on June 24th at the O2 Academy 3 (Dale End, Birmingham) with the band Failsafe. We've got a Facebook page which you can sign up to to get cheap entry to the gig. Just head on over here:
http://www.facebook.com/events.php?ref=sb#/event.php?eid=89524284762.

We've also booked a gig at the Sunflower Lounge which we're going to be setting up and promoting. It's going to be with the rather bloody excellent Killerest Expression who we haven't gigged with in many a year so it's going to be a pretty special night I think. More details on this one as we get them....

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Support Us - Buy Our Cheap Merch

We've got our debut album Interlopers going for pennies...well, £5 actually over in our shop. Also, you can get the Sist EP for only £3 and our fantastic t-shirt designed by Luke Drozd too!

Our Shop: http://tftr.bigcartel.com

Friday, 29 May 2009

Ruddy New Recordings!!

On July 4th 2009 we will be heading into the studio to record an as yet undetermined number of songs with producer Gavin Monaghan. Some of us have worked with Gavin a long, long time ago when we recorded our first demo in the band Sist (we must have been about 18) and we're all really looking forward to going back and recording with him.
Since new bass player Rich has come on board, we've been writing songs like there's no tomorrow and we're already spoilt for choice in terms of what to record. They're all sounding pretty damn cool. As soon as we record, we'll get em up on myspace for everyone to hear. It's about bloody time we moved on from Interlopers!
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