The Fall

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Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer review – a dank detour
The air of a memorial hangs over this exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking Scottish choreographer


11, Oct, 2020 @4:31 AM

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'He came out of the womb dancing!' Stars relive their wild times with Michael Clark
Baryshnikov couldn’t keep up, Sam Taylor-Johnson had a panic attack and Sarah Lucas built him the rudest stage set ever … as a new show celebrates the dance legend, stars pin down his punk genius

Interviews by Lyndsey Winship

30, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Kay Bateman obituary
Other lives: First manager of the Manchester band the Fall who later became a nurse to people with HIV

Dave Simpson

21, Jun, 2020 @10:45 AM

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The Fall: where to start in their back catalogue
Our Listener’s Digest series continues, guiding you through the key moments in the 31-album discography of Mark E Smith’s post-punk band

Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Mar, 2020 @11:03 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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The Fall on a wall: Mark E Smith mural painted on side of chip shop
Singer-songwriter, who died in January, commemorated in his home town of Prestwich

Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent

25, Sep, 2018 @11:11 AM

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about writing
The Beatles, Father John Misty, Prince and 10,000 Maniacs among the artists exploring the writing process with music

Sarah Chappell

26, Apr, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Drinks: Hippo Lite review – Cate Le Bon's postcards from the edge
The second album from Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley, recorded in France, is a playful post-punk tonic full of cryptic skronk

Laura Snapes

19, Apr, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs with sudden changes
Artists such as Lorde, Sparks, the Moody Blues and Metallica bring changes of pace to a prog-heavy playlist with twists and turns


15, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Mark E Smith's family disclose cause of death
The Fall frontman, who died on 24 January, was being treated for terminal lung and kidney cancer

Laura Snapes

13, Feb, 2018 @3:34 PM

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Mark E Smith: an autodidact fired by a singular vision
Sean O’Hagan twice interviewed the Fall frontman, Mark E Smith, who died last week. Here he recalls a true outsider: unpredictable, entertaining… a scabrous post-punk voice

Sean O'Hagan

28, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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