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About Brix & the Extricated
The publication in 2014 of bassist Steve Hanley’s book – The Big Midweek: Life Inside the Fall – was the unexpected catalyst to bring former band mates back to play together again. Tracing his time in seminal British band The Fall, Hanley’s book has vividly brought the band back to life for fans and former members alike, including Brix Smith-Start, the iconic Fall guitarist throughout the 1980s.
A few meetings later and soon they were rehearsing old songs and new. Demand for a Christmas gig to celebrate the success of The Big Midweek provided the perfect opportunity to play live.
Brix and The Extricated made their debut at The Ruby Lounge, Manchester in December 2014. With Brix Smith-Start on guitar and vocals, Steve Hanley on bass and brother Paul Hanley on drums, Steve Trafford on guitar and vocals and Jason Brown on guitar, this was a dream line-up for lovers of The Fall sound.
Since that debut Manchester gig, Brix & The Extricated have gone from strength to strength. They have completed two UK tours and performed at a range of festivals. They recorded a BBC6 Music session for their old band mate Marc Riley in January 2016, were filmed for a live TV session for Vintage TV and have recently signed a recording contract with Blang Records. Their debut album has been recorded and is due for release in spring of 2017.
Last updated: Feb, 2017