Friday 23rd June
£18 | £20 [+10% booking fee]
Doors open 8pm
Singer, guitarist, songwriter, author, illustrator and actor, Brix Smith is best known as the lead guitarist and a major songwriter for the Fall, the most uncompromising and influential of all the post-punk groups worldwide.
In 1985, Brix launched her solo project, The Adult Net, releasing four singles for Beggars Banquet, before signing to Phonogram Records. The Adult Net released their only album The Honey Tangle written by Brix, in 1989, with a stellar quartet of Brix on vocals and guitar, Craig Gannon (The Smiths) on guitar, James Eller (The The) on bass and Clem Burke (Blondie) on drums.
In 2014 Smith reunited with former Fall members Steve Hanley and Paul Hanley as Brix & The Extricated for a one-off gig in Manchester. The success of the concert saw the band start performing more gigs and, in 2015, a national UK tour. The line-up is completed by guitarists Steve Trafford (another ex-Fall member) and Jason Brown.
Honouring the prolific output that is historically embedded in the DNA of this band, Brix & The Extricated released their third studio album in as many years in 2019: Super Blood Wolf Moon which is both challenging and addictive in equal measure and shows growth of a band who have stepped clearly out of the confines of the shadow of the past.
Constantly creating, Brix published her critically acclaimed memoir The Rise, The Fall, And The Rise in 2016 on Faber and Faber, detailing a hugely eventful life.
Her new live band features My Bloody Valentine duo Deb Googe (bass) and Jen Macro (keys/guitar), along with Lisa Lux (drums).
Brix says, ‘I’m so excited to be playing with my amazing supergroup of phenomenal women players. Come feel the power, noise, energy and love. We will take you on a full spectrum ride.’
Smith’s new band played their first major show as guests to Killing Joke before embarking upon a nationwide tour with Public Image Ltd. Her latest project has been highlighted by an interview with Chris Hawkins on 6 Music as well as news coverage from NME, Clash and Louder Than War.
Her debut solo album Valley Of The Dolls in March 23 via Republic of Music. Entirely co- written by Brix and produced by the Grammy Award winning Youth (The Verve, Jesus & Mary Chain, Killing Joke), the album also features special guests such as Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama and Shakespears Sister.
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