Our 2016 feature continues today with Extricated and ex-Fall drummer Paul Hanley after brother Stephen had previewed the Extricated’s Dundee debut a few weeks ago.
The last 12 months have seen a real leap forward for Brix and the Extricated with a mini UK tour in November and the release of their debut single as well as the recording of the debut album, due out next year.
As you’re about to find out, it’s been a bit of a mixed year for Paul. (Thanks to Andy for contributing this feature.)
Your Own Music
Your own musical highlight of the year?
Recording the first Extricated album at Blueprint, Manchester
Favourite performance of the year?
Lexington, London, 4th November
What’s the one thing that went wrong in 2016 you’d like to fix?
Somebody nicked our backdrop
What you gonna be doing next year?
Album released in the Spring, all being well. More dates
Album of the year?
Everything You’ve Come to Expect – Last Shadow Puppets
Song of the year?
Lazarus – D. Bowie
Best gig attended?
Fat White Family, Arts Club, Philadelphia 29/04/2016
Best discovery in 2016?
Who should we be looking out for in 2017?
The Extricated, obviously
Anything and Everything
Hero of 2016 (M and F)
Tim Peake; Mhairi Black
Villain of 2016 (M and F)
Michael Gove; Katie Hopkins
High point of 2016
Whole family watching United win F.A. Cup final in Hotel Football
Lowpoint of 2016
Favourite book of 2016
Lonely Boy – Steve Jones
Favourite film of 2016
Captain America: Civil War
Best piece of advice you gave or were given in 2016
‘Make sure you get your holiday money before 23rd June’ (not taken)
What place will you most associate with 2016
Something to look forward to in 2017
Total Solar Eclipse
Brix and the Extricated release their debut LP on Blang Records sometime in 2017. The single ‘Something To Lose’ is available now on 7″ and CD.
Previously on MPT:
Stephen Hanley interview (November 2016)
Brix & The Extricated live in Dundee
Here’s a soundcheck version of the single: