Punk Rock for Gentlemen.
The Fallen Leaves believe in the DIY Punk ethos.
Song, Sound and Performance are all.
Recordings are live, minimal overdubs.
As the self proclaimed champions of the glorious underachievers The Fallen Leaves ask you to remember ……
Simple and easy are not the same thing.
I came to The Fallen Leaves late. Back in March 2013 I was listening to 6 Music and Marc Riley was about to interview Wreckless Eric who I was promoting in Stockton that month and a track came on that was one of those “what the f**k was that” moments. Riley never said what the song or who the band was and then went straight into the Wreckless Eric interview. Later on I looked on the BBC web site for the show, found out it was The Fallen Leaves and proceeded to google the life out of them.
At that time I was promoting my own shows as well as co promoting with a couple of other lads. I persuaded them that we should put the band on. A big jump for us at the time to bring an unknown band from London to Stockton. Interest in the show was zero,we lost our nerve and cancelled with the bands agreement. Some time later I found out that there was a coach load from Durham coming down for the show that would have all but filled the venue!
That wasn’t the end of the story though. I kept track of the band, went to see them play in London and was blown away by the live performances. Early Who meets The Ramones, fantastic.
A year or so later I brought them North to support Subway Sect at The Westgarth in Middlesbrough where the band went down a storm and to be honest upstaged the head liners. The Fallen Leaves have now played 7 or 8 shows for me, the majority at The Westgarth where the bands sound and the room’s acoustics seem to have some kind of synergy and produce a magnificent show.
The band have released 4 studio albums available on CD, “It’s Too Late Now”, “That’s Right”, “If Only We’d Known” and “What We’ve Been Waiting For”. Also released on vinyl is the compilation album “Punk Rock For Gentlemen” which should also be getting a CD release soon.
The band play a monthly residency at the legendary Hope And Anchor in London and recently recorded one of the shows for a live album to be released soon. I was at the show and both sets were fantastic.
The Fallen Leaves play The Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough on Saturday 29th September with support from Sound Reaction. Tickets for the show can be found here