THE FALLEN LEAVES
The Westgarth Social Club Middlesbrough
Sat 21st March 2015
THE FALLEN LEAVES are a garage punk quartet from London featuring Rob Symonds from the original line up of the legendary Subway Sect. Their long-held belief that a good idea played badly is better than a bad idea played well, spurred them into action.
The band were formed in 2004 by vocalist Rob Greene (who had built himself a reputation singing at Bernie Rhodes’ “Club Left” and by performing with Vic Godard’s Subway Sect, notably supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees at the Music Machine in ’80) and by original ’76-’78 Subway Sect guitarist/founding member Rob Symmons whose distinctive discordant stinging guitar sound was one of the defining features of the original Subway Sect.
Memorably Subway Sect’s debut gig was at the now historic “100 Club Punk Rock Festival” in Sept ‘76 where they kicked off the first night, followed by their heroes the Sex Pistols, and The Clash. Subway Sect turned out to be one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the festival.
Symmons & Green share a love of 60’s garage music, and ever-so stylish vintage suits. THE FALLEN LEAVES’ recordings are alive, heated and humming – preferring as they do to use vintage valve amps & mics, and recording live with no overdubs and minimal technology.
THE FALLEN LEAVES hatred of one another is intense. But it is out of this creative conflict that pop music played with passion rather than precision is born.
The band supported the current version of Subway Sect at The Westgarth last September and was such a hit that they make a quick return to headline in their own right. Support comes from Teesside’s own Pellethead.
Tickets available from the venue & online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/minusme