After the success of 2008’s debut album IT’S TOO LATE NOW, THE FALLEN LEAVES release their brilliant follow-up THAT’S RIGHT! As the title suggests THAT’S RIGHT is self-assured and ready for action. Through their superb lyrical skills we are swept up in tales of love and longing, to days gone by, even the Spanish civil war. “That’s right!” say THE FALLEN LEAVES as they deliver yet another blistering collection of knock-out garage classics. THE FALLEN LEAVES formed in 2004 by Rob Green (“Club Left”/Vic Godard’s Subway Sect), and by original ’76-’78 Subway Sect guitarist/founding member Rob Symmons. Rob’s distinctive discordant, stinging guitar sound was a defining feature of the original Subway Sect which he formed with best friend at the time, Godard. Memorably Subway Sect’s debut gig was at the historic “100 Club Punk Rock Festival” in Sept ’76; they kicked off the first night, followed by their heroes the Sex Pistols, and The Clash. Looking back Subway Sect was one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the festival. THAT’S RIGHT features 10 original songs written by Green & Symmons. The album kicks off tremendously with “Did You See Her” - referencing French novelist Alain Fournier’s “Le Grand Meaulnes” (aka “The Lost Domain”) - it’s a rousing tale of love and fate, of a man drawn to a mysterious women. Other standout tracks include the fabulous play on words “Miss Demeanour”, followed by a defiant marching “International Brigade”; a song about falling in love with a fascist girl (“Franco’s baby”) during the Spanish civil war. Look out for another classic track in “Charity Girl”, the pleading “Listen to My Heart”, and the wonderful flamenco infused attack that is “Vendetta” (listen out for the gun shots at the end!). The final flourish on the album is the beautifully haunting echo “When You’re Gone” – this fine goodbye was taught to the band just minutes before recording it live and the recording really carries you there with them. THE FALLEN LEAVES are already firm favourites on BBC 6 MUSIC with live sessions for Marc Riley and Tom Robinson, and further airplay from Gideon Coe and Shaun Keaveny. “This valve amp, treble-to-the-max rave-up would have had the mid-’60s Who or Pretty Things bricking it backstage at the Embassy Club” Mark Paytress (Mojo) “This sharp, angular, melodic garage-pop will doubtless appeal to the same authenticity-starved youngsters who have made Billy Childish their king” Stewart Lee (Sunday Times)
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