Rated 5 out of
Brix & The Extricated Album Launch A Triumph
Dingwall's in Camden Lock was the venue for the Album Launch Day for Breaking State, the second album by Brix & The Extricated.
And what a special night it was!
The deep blackness of the interior of Dingwall's was illuminated by the powerful post-punk pop of Brix & The Extricated. They gave airings to most of the tracks on new album Breaking State, played plenty of the key tracks from debut album Part 2 and threw in a handful of songs from The Fall, a band that four of the five Extricated members were previously members of.
A discerning audience, a mixture of Fall fans and people curious of the new material lapped up the powerful and pacy set with Extricated favourites and Fall classics all being received with equal acclaim.
From my position, a table immediately behind the mixing desk, the sound was crisp and clean and the view great. The stage lighting picked out in silhouette pockets of people frantically dancing at the stage front. I was attracted to the sight of a guy wearing a white woolly hat who was clearly getting his groove on for the entire set. Also notable was the sight of renowned Comic Artist Rufus Dayglo expending plenty of energy and fist pumping the air throughout the set.
As the gig went on there was an increase in dancing and movement throughout the crowd and this reached it's peak when, for the encore, the band brought on ex-Undertones guitarist Damian O'Neill and in a tribute on the anniversary of the death of the great radio broadcaster John Peel, they played a superb version of The Undertones' classic Teenage Kicks. A real I Was There moment!!
Post gig the band held a merchandise signing session where they spent a good 45 minutes mixing and chatting with the crowd. The Extricated are an accessible band and they deserve to be seen by as many people as possible,
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of
Exceeded expectations and got value for money
The set list was a mixture of fall tracks and tracks from band recent album and new tracks which included classic fall tracks. Totally Wired saw a mass breakout of love and people getting on stage. Brix enjoyed it and people ejected back from stage came back on for a second encore and chance to dance on stage again. Best of all the band came out and chatted to fans at the end and all approachable and the drummer in particular (who also written recent book on Manchester music scene) and family some of the nicest people ever met in life and Brix was approachable too and never expected chance to meet to her too.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of
A strong contender for gig of the year
Great band, tight as a drum. Great performance from all and particularly from Brix as frontperson. Superb setlist with the cream of their original material and classic Fall tracks. One of those really uplifting nights of music for us. ..and thumbs up to the sound man at the Cluny, best sound (at the front) I've heard since the new rig was installed earlier in the year.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of
AT THE CELLAR OXFORD
Love The Fall and to know that Brix and other Fall musicians going to play some of the old Fall stuff, then this was a no brainer. Venue tiny so the band is so close to the crowd, the sound was excellent, and the music amazing. I thought no Mark E Smith on the vocals but Brix was really good and the band superb. Will gp and watch them again 100%
Date published: 2017-11-05