Fall Sign To Domino, Says Mark E Smith

Mark E Smith confirms rumours. No Von Sudenfed, though...

Yesterday lunchtime, a Quietus representative had the pleasure of sitting down and having a few pints with Mark E Smith in a Hampstead boozer for an interview on behalf of a forthcoming Tate project on the interaction between music and art.

While in the company of Smith, his wheelchair and pot of snuff (he’s thinking of opening a shop, apparently) we asked whether the rumours that The Fall’s next album would be coming out on Domino Records were true, to which he replied in the affirmative.

The as yet untitled album will be coming out in June, says Smith, who sounds as upbeat as ever about the new record. Apparently an album and a half of material is already recorded, and Smith will be in the studio with the band this coming Monday. No rest for the wicked. Asked if there was to be another album from Von Sudenfed, his collaboration with Mouse On Mars, though, Smith replied in the negative.

Domino have yet to issue a statement, though they have confirmed to The Quietus that they will indeed be releasing the new Fall record.

So there you have it. Now, The Quietus celebrates The Fall returning to a big indie with a special Fall covers Spotify playlist. In the meantime, click the image below to have a look at our gallery of images from Wednesday night’s Fall gig at KOKO, London, where Mark E Smith performed from a wheelchair. Pics courtesy Shot2bits.net

Other films in production for the Tate’s series include, among others, Billy Childish, Lydia Lunch and Jeffrey Lewis. The series is set for release in September on Tate Shots, directed by Nicola Probert. Keep your eyes on The Quietus for more information and reports on the series.

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