house of all


House Of All, a band formed by former Fall member Martin Bramah graced the stage of one of Yorkshire’s quirkiest venues this evening. The band consisting of Martin Bramah, ‘Funky Si’ (Simon Wolstencroft,), Stephen Hanley, Paul Hanley and Pete Greenway sold out the fabulous Trades Club in Hebden Bridge and raised the roof with songs from their latest album ‘House Of All’ which was released only a couple of months ago.

Like The Fall, the band also have two drummers and as House of All is made up of former Fall members there is certainly sounds reminiscent of Fall material but this band has taken a new direction with Bramah’s lyrics and vocals moving away from the past.

Their debut single ‘Harlequin Duke’ was released to rave reviews and captures the essence of the band with a solid backline and Bramah’s intense vocals and obscurely wonderful lyrics make this a strong contender for best track of the night. This was followed by the band’s second release from the album ‘Magic Sound’.

The audience this evening was electric, as soon as the band walked onto the stage the room changed. Fans some of whom had travelled a fair distance to see this quintet of talented post punk icons were not left disappointed. Talking to the band before their set in a rather elaborate greenroom was a delightful experience. They bounce off one another, witty and sharing a dry sense of humour, it was a joy to behold.

House Of All have a number of UK tour dates left this year, and if you do not want to miss out then click HERE for more information.

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