Delighted to have been asked to contribute a written piece to Bob Stanley and Tessa Norton’s epic 360-page Fall book, out April 1st 2021. Contributors also include Michael Bracewell, Adelle Stripe, Scott King, Mark Fisher, Owen Hatherley and more.
“This is not a book about a rock band. This is not even a book about Mark E Smith. This is a book about The Fall group – or more precisely, their world.
“Over a prolific forty-year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original; it was an education. Who wouldn’t want to be armed with a working knowledge of M.R. James, contemporary dance and Manchester City?”
Limited edition prints based on Fall lyrics by designer Paul Wilson are available to the first 200 preorders through Rough Trade. Bob, Tessa, Adelle Stripe and myself took part in a virtual live launch event on the 1st April – this was recorded and is being turned into a Rough Trade podcast. You can order it here: Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall.