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


Others’ Music

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

Brexit vote

Favourite book of 2016

Lonely Boy – Steve Jones

Favourite film of 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Most missed


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: