Thursday, 30 December 2010

The Unyeilding March of Time

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you're gearing up for a booze soaked New Year. We have another new song up on SoundCloud so go have a listen and spread the word on Facebook and all the other social networks. It's called "The Unyeilding March of Time" and you can hear it here:

We'd love to know what you think so give us a shout. Also, we're booking gigs now so if you can help - gis a shout!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Bravo!, another new song!

Hi there everyone, we've got another new song for you to take a listen to!
This time, it's "Bravo". Click the link below, take a listen, comment and tell your friends!

Friday, 12 November 2010

"The Puppeteer" to warm your ears

Hello there everyone.
We have a new song for you to check out here:
It's called "The Puppeteer" and it's taken from the album we just recorded. We'd love you to take a listen and let us know what you think. You can leave a comment on the song itself!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Busy Week!

It's been all business in the TFTR camp these last few days. On Thursday we had an interesting gig at the O2 Academy3. Interesting in that there were no more than 20 people in the audience, most of which were the support bands! Another impressive "Promotion" job!
Then things got interesting; On Saturday we headed back to the studio at 'Loud Noises Productions' and had our album mixed and mastered.
A really large organic sound which we are all chuffed with. It's already on it's way to labels so watch this space.
Last Night (Tuesday) we supported AC4, again at the O2 Academy3. Much better night than the last one, still not a huge crowd but a much better atmosphere. Great set by ourselves, which was well received by those in attendance, followed by a storming hardcore punk set by AC4. On the whole a solid night!
So onwards and upwards, keep your eyes open for further updates on the album and we'll see you at a gig soon!


Saturday, 16 October 2010

Final Mix Day!

So this is it folks!
We're heading back into the studio and will not be leaving without the album fully mixed.
Can't wait for you guys to be able to hear it when it gets released, which it will!
Don't forget that we're supporting AC4 (ex members of Refused) at the Birmingham O2 Academy3 on Tuesday 19th, so come down, say Hi, have a pint and listen to our new material live.
See Y'all

Monday, 11 October 2010

Last minute show with AC4 (ex-Refused)

Hi there everyone! We're playing a last minute show with AC4 (ex-Refused) at Birmingham's O2 Academy this coming Tuesday 19th October.

Sign up to the Facebook event and you'll get yourselves in for £4 on the door by just saying your name. Easy.
The Facebook Event is right here

If you hate facebook, email your name to with "AC4" somewhere in the subject.

They're from Sweden. They have ex members of Refused playing some rather fine straight up hardcore.

The Fall, The Rise
Brum's own purveyors of riffs laced with some fine time sig's and melody.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Studio Time

So today we're off back into the studio for a few tweaks to the album and then we should be fully mixed and mastered by the end of the month. It's all sounding great so far, can't wait for you guys to hear it!
Don't forget to come see us at Birmingham O2 Academy3 on the 14th, should be a great night.


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Album Nearing Completion and Gig

So we're off back into the studio to do some final tweaks to the album next weekend then within the month it will be mixed and mastered. Exciting times!
In other news we'll be playing at the O2 Academy 3 on the 14th of October so come join us for a drink and some rock.
See Y'all,

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Next Gig - 19th Sept, Brum, Scruffy Murphys

Our next gig is:

19th September
Scruffy Murphy's

Above Them,
The Magnificent,
The Killerest Expression,
The Fall, The Rise

£4 per head

Saturday, 28 August 2010

An Interesting Night

So, last night was the gig at the Flapper. Now we, The Fall, The Rise, enjoy a challenge. This one was new to us though.
To arrive at the venue with all our gear ready to play to be told that the gig was cancelled was an interesting experience. But, to our credit and a testament to our stubbornness, we were ready to play (and a 'little' peeved at not being informed in advance by the 'promoter') so with a little negotiation we got the engineer and the bar to let us play anyway.
What then ensued was a blistering extended set from a band who were gig ready and hungry for some live action. An intimate affair for the 20 odd people who came to see us, but still it was a good test for the new material.
We ended up having a fun night after the initial, how do you say, fury!
Thanks to those who turned up for us, we'll see you (and more) at Scruffy Murphy's on September 19th.



Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Fri 27th Aug - Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham

Hi all,
We're playing the Flapper & Firkin this Friday so come on down and say hi! We'll be playing a good selection of songs from the new album plus and oldie or two.

It'd be great to see your faces. Doors are at 7:30 so get there bright and early. We'll have a bit of merch going dirt cheap too!

RSVP here:!/event.php?eid=121871014525114

Friday, 13 August 2010

Very, very big.

From Facebook: Currently in the studio listening to what can be no longer considered rough mixes. It's big folks, 'Speak ill of the Dead' will take faces off. Fact.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

TFTR - Looking for Gigs

Hi there everyone,
Mixing is on the road to completion now and the songs we've heard so far are looking like they're going to sound very ruddy amazing.

Just a quick note to say that we're now looking for gigs so if you're a promoter/in a band and can help us out, get in touch on the email address below:



Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Video Update


So the latest Vid' update of the album is on it's way, uploading as I type. This instalment is a teaser for the Track "Speak ill of the Dead".

Keep 'em peeled for more teasers in the coming weeks.

In other news, the band are getting gig ready for the summer so watch our various spaces for dates and venues.

Yours in rock,


Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Recording Video Blog + Join us on Facebook

Hi there!
Rich, our amazingly talented bass player has started putting together a video blog of our recording expliots on our myspace page:

Also, we have a new Facebook page:
Join us. be our friend. tell your friends about us and get them to join us too.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Recording. Done.

5 days.
11 new songs.

more info to follow soon!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Recording Tomorrow!

One day to go until we record. Exciting times!
We now have 11 songs by the way. Last Saturday's rehearsal produced a final "heavy" number which is sounding really promising. We'll finalise that one later on tonight I think!

Keep an eye on the blog for updates as we record!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


The Fall, The Rise are 4 friends from Birmingham. They also play rock music. Together they have been peddling their tuneful, hard-edged wares for over 5 years, during which time they have released the well reviewed Interlopers:

"This is a pretty damn killer rock album with hints of At the Drive-In and Biffy Clyro" - Lights Go Out Zine

"…the Midlands quartet have managed to filter the history of post-hardcore into their own individual and impressive sound" - Sandman Magazine

"this band actually aren’t afraid to mix up old and current sounds, trendy and not trendy, cheap haircuts and ridiculously overpriced ones." -

"The Fall, The Rise are a frighteningly good proposition" - Kerrang! Magazine

This is shortly to be followed by new album Standing On The Precipice.

The band’s goal is a simple one: Write music they enjoy playing. This invariably leads to songs dealing in quiet/loud dynamics, powerhouse drumming, fluid basslines, intricate guitar work and lyrics dealing with the fucked up human condition. The Fall, The Rise enjoy playing these songs so much, that they play them live in the hope others will like them too. Usually to half empty rooms. Those who are in attendance will find, however, that the band provide a high energy, intense live performance – These four friends care about the music they are crafting.

The Fall, The Rise hope you can take a little time out to listen to their music, enjoy it as much as they do and then come see them and make that room a little less empty. Thank you.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse

So with the Album sessions now less than a month away it's all business in the TFTR camp. Tonight we're in for some serious noise preparation. Album Opener and Closer seem to be set in stone now, the running order of the rest is up for debate. It's all solid stuff, looking forward to getting it "down" as they say. (don't know who they are).

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Recording Booked

Hello there everyone. It's been a month or two since the last post so I thought I'd get my arse in gear and get something on here in the form of an update.
We've been busy writing away at our studio for a couple of months now and I think we're very nearly there with the new album. There are a couple of loose ends to tie up but to make it more official, we've booked 5 days in the studio from 15th - 19th April! The new album will most probably be 10 songs (...more if we're suddenly very prolific in the coming month) and is tentatively titled "Standing on the Precipice".
We did find time in the last month to venture out to Leamington Spa and 'test' these new songs in a live environment. I think it was the first set we've done in a long time where no songs from "Interlopers" were included. A milestone I think! All songs felt great to play and got a fantastic response from the very friendly Leamington types so we personally can't wait to hear them recorded.
Speak soon!

Monday, 4 January 2010

New Year, New Album

Hi everyone and a Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully you've all overindulged over Christmas and had plenty of top prezzies from Santa. I know I did.
We had our first practice on Sunday after a week or two's break and it sounded good. We've got the majority of a new album written now and the new ideas are still coming fast. We've taken a look at a local studio we're going to be recording the album in so it's just a matter of time now. We're aiming for mid-March I think. Exciting!

In other news we've booked a gig in Royal Leamington Spa on 5th Feb at the Robins Well. Come down and say hello. We'd love to see your face.