With the Norwich Sound and Vision festival just around the corner here is a guide to the bands who will be performing in Norwich.

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Band Profile: The Fall are an English post-punk band, formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, in 1976. With an ever-changing line up, the group essentially consists of its founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith, who has said “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, then it’s [the] Fall”.First associated with the late 1970s punk movement, the band’s music has evolved through numerous stylistic changes, often concurrently with changes in the group’s membership. The Fall’s music is characterised by repetition, an abrasive guitar-driven sound, and is always underpinned by Smith’s often cryptic lyrics, described by critic Steve Huey as “abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy.”

What the experts say: “Abstract poetry filled with complicated wordplay, bone-dry wit, cutting social observations, and general misanthropy.” Steve Huey, Critic

The Fall + The Undertones + Bearsuit + Dingus Khan

Wednesday 10 October : 7.30pm

£20.00 adv : £22.00 door

At EPIC Studios in Norwich (Magdalen Street)

Fundraiser for the John Peel Centre of Creative Arts in Stowmarket

This is the launch event for the John Peel Festival of New Music and we are delighted that these two iconic bands have agreed to play. Norwich Arts Centre have been working with John Peel’s wife Sheila Ravenscroft to help establish both the new venue in Stowmarket and the festival as a permanent legacy to the much missed DJ.

If anybody would like to make a donation to the new John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts in Stowmarket please visit www.johnpeelcentreforcreativearts.co.uk

Three day Festival wristbands are available for £35 from Norwich Arts Centre but do not include the fundraiser event as announced above.

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