Melbourne Festival presents

The Fall

The last bastion of unruly curmudgeonliness in a world of career pop stars and consumer-driven counterculturalism.

The Guardian

As far as being prolific goes, few bands can compare with Mark E. Smith's outfit.

The Guardian

Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, English group The Fall, formed in Manchester, has gained a cult following since its inception.

The group’s sound has changed stylistically over the decades while maintaining a distinctive abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

Noted for its prolific output, The Fall have released 31 studio albums—including their latest Sub-Lingual Tablet—and more than triple that including live albums and compilations.

The current Fall line-up is Peter Greenway (lead guitar), Keiron Melling (drums), Daren Garratt (drums), Elena Poulou (keyboards,vocals), Mark E. Smith (vocals) and David Spurr (bass).