Brix & the Extricated make their way to the Georgian Theatre on Saturday 14th October for a gig that’s not to be missed.
Brix Start Smith was married to the legendary Fall singer, Mark E Smith, and was a member of the band during what many describe as the their more mainstream period. After leaving The Fall, she formed The Adult Net who released four singles and the acclaimed ‘The Honey Tangle’ album.
Brix put the Extricated together with ex Fall member, Steve Hanley, after the publication of Hanley’s autobiography. Initially just playing old Fall songs, they soon developed into a fully working band, writing their own material to play alongside old Fall classics. The band has continued to gig, playing their own shows along with some impressive support slots, with many rating them as the standout band at last year’s Rebellion Festival.
The band release their debut album, ‘Part 2’, this autumn via a Pledge campaign and already its garnering rave reviews from the likes of Louder than War who described the release as: “A sonic juggernaut of an album that infuses hypnotic brutality with sunlight, harmony, hooks and riffs.”
Support for the night comes from the highly-rated Edinburgh band, The Filthy Tongues. Formed from the ashes of punk band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, they originally featured Shirly Manson before she left to form Garbage. The band has evolved since then and have produced a sound reminiscent of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. They released one of 2016’s stand out albums entitled ‘Jacobs Ladder’ and are not be missed.
The show has been curated by Teesside-based promoters, Fast Forward Promotions, who have a number of standout shows scheduled throughout the autumn – head to fastforwardpromotions.co.uk for details.