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Falling Out

Posted in Music by Russ L on 4 June, 2006

Trig and I were off to Wolves on Monday the 29th, to The Little Civic. We missed the first band on and I don’t particularly see the need to waste too much time talking about the next two – Camorra (an uninteresting indie garage-rock band. The most notable thing about them was that a bass note from their soundcheck caused my pint to fall off the seemingly secure ledge I’d placed it on) and My Girl Sleeps (an uninteresting emo/post-hardcore band. The most notable thing about them was the bad-even-by-the-standards-of-their-peers American accent the vocalist chose to feign while singing).

No sir, we were there for headliners The Fallout Trust, from down South. Last time we saw them I thought their sound was based in that currently favoured “mod-pop-rock with splash of ska” Kaiser Chiefs-y sort of style, but with lots of interesting variations away from it. It was probably just me ‘cos this time it didn’t seem to be anywhere near as prevalent – a spot of it was there, but it definitely didn’t seem to be the foundation of their sound. A very broad ranging selection of reference points were instead to be heard, with some of the above, some post-punky Gang Of Four via Franz Ferdinand sort of bits, the odd garage-rock moment, some more synth-led efforts and, of course, that ballad with the violin…

The singer (still can’t figure out who he reminds me of) makes for a great frontman and the keyboardist/violin player remains very nice to look at, but despite this (and I think to some extent this was a result of contrast with the previous two bands) it was far more about the songs than the performance.

Alas, we had to leave before they finished due to the Bank Holiday meaning Sunday bus times, but I’ll tell you what: The Fallout Trust are that rarest of things, a band who could easily become very big who are actually very good. Get yourself on the bandwagon now so you can brag to your friends later.

~ Russ L


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  1. Jonno said, on 17 June, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    Bullshit dude. I would have someone with the obvious taste to like fallout trust would like camorra to.

    Cant account for (shit) taste i suppose.

  2. Russ L said, on 17 June, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    I don’t think I really need to bother responding to that one. It provides sufficient evidence of its own stupidity.


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