The Fallen by Dave Simpson
04, Sep 2008
18th September sees the publication of 'The Fallen: Searching for the Missing Members of The Fall' - a new book by Dave Simpson, which seeks to track down everyone who ever called themselves a member of The Fall. It features illuminating interviews with Steve and Paul as well as a fascinating insight into what passes for normaility in the Wonderful and frightening World of Mark E. Smith.
Available from all good bookstores and Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fallen-Searching-Missing-Members-Fall/dp/1847670490/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219237909&sr=8-1 "Three decades of personal stories, of social change, shifting cultural landscapes and musical minium wage slavery, seen through the eyes of a random collection of people, whose only constant is that at some point, for some reason, they were members of The Fall. A Canterbury Tales for the mp3 generation"
More Lovers’ gigs
06, May 2008
The Lovers have completed their first set of gigs in a while - you can read how they got on on our myspace sight. http://www.myspace.com/theloversuk
But there's more gigs to come - Liverpool New Picket as part of Sound City on May 27th, Manchester MOHO on May 30th as part of The Hide & seek Festival, and Barnsley Bomfest on July 19th - details in 'gigs' section!
XFM - and Steve through the years
09, Apr 2008
The Lovers played a fantastic session on Xfm manchester on Monday - they also managed to record a couple of extra (or should that be Xtra?) tracks which we'll try to bring you soon, along with some photos of the evening. The occasion marked the 10th anniversary of Steve's departure from The Fall - our good friend Gabi put this photo-montage together by way of a celebration:
Hasn't changed a bit!!
Lovers Live on XFM Manchester
07, Apr 2008
Tom and The Lovers will be calling in to XFM Manchester on Monday 7th April to play a live session for Clint Boon's Music Response (Heard that name before somewhere) .
You can listen live from 7:00pm on 97.7fm if you're in the Manchester area or online at http://www.xfmmanchester.co.uk/ if you're not.
‘Highights’ available to pre-order on Amazon
19, Feb 2008
Manchester ‘Highlights’ Launch
04, Feb 2008
The Lovers will be celebrating the release of 'Highlights with a gig at the Ruby Lounge, Manchester on Tuesday 15th April 2008. The Ruby Lounge is a fantastic new venue for Manchester and it promises to be a marvellous evening, not least because it's Jason's birthday, so come along and buy him a creme de menthe or 5! -
Details in the 'gigs' section
Tour Highlights of ‘Highlights’ Tour
17, Jan 2008
The new album by Tom Hingley and the Lovers - 'Highlights' - is finally complete and will be released March 2008. Release details will follow soon, but the album contains songs that touch on such universal themes as Love ('Highlights'); Religion ('All of My Time'); Lions ('Venomous');Credit Crunch ('Kick Out The Clocks') and the pretentious Manchester disteict of Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, where Tom can't afford to buy a house (but he's not at all bitter about it) ('Evergreen')
The band will be playing a number of dates to coincide with it's release. The first four have been announced and you can see details in our 'gigs' section.
Lovers to play Manchester Ritz
15, Jan 2007
Tom Hingley and the Lovers are very pleased to announce they'll be playing Manchester Ritz on October 28th. The gig is a fundraiser for Oxjam. Headlining are Monaco featuring the legendary Peter Hook - this is their first gig for a number of years. There's loads of great acts on the bill with more to be announced. Tickets are available from the Oxjam website: