Martin Bramah was the key driver in the formation of The Fall.

He was best mates with Mark Smith and created the template and was the musical driving force in the first album period of the band.

His post Fall work in Blue Orchids has been great and is hitting a new peak on the new album which was recorded in a brief moment of openness in the middle of a pandemic, “Speed The Day” is the latest release from the legendary band.

In-depth interview with Martin Bramah below…


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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. haven’t watched it all yet, but this is great. I love his story about insisting on playing E minor in Rebellious Jukebox when the studio engineers were insisting it had to be E major so it ‘went’ with the bassline. He won, they lost, and a great song occurred. It still sounds like the future, even now.


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