Brix & The Extricated was formed in 2014 by vocalist/guitarist Brix Smith-Start and the legendary bass player Stephen Hanley. Stephen’s brother Paul joined on drums reigniting the Hanley Brother powerhouse rhythm section. The addition of Steve Trafford on guitar brought together these influential, former members of The Fall. The line up was completed with the addition of Irish guitarist Jason Brown.
The starting point was reclaiming classic songs from the Fall back catalogue, written by members of the Extricated, which had not been played for 30 years. These key songwriters quickly moved on to writing new material, which forms the basis of their debut album (produced by John Reynolds) due for release in September 2017 on Blang Records.
Brix’s bright yet gritty vocals soar impressively atop the sonic juggernaut driven by Steve Hanley’s merciless basslines. New offering “Something To Lose” bodes well for future output. “
Hot Press Magazine, Ireland