Leeds band FUDGE. (don’t forget the full stop) are writing songs which generate wild, fearless and gut-wrenching live performance.
They’ll be releasing their second single Not a Threat Just a Warning on 22 February, when they’ll also launch it with their headline show at the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room.
This band really wants you to have a good time. When band members continue playing as they launch themselves into the mosh pit, of course it smacks of danger, as does Not a Threat Just a Warning, but there’s an awareness there of the need to protect the audience and each other. Performances are well staged, sounds are contagious and it’ll be another good one for the musical memory bank.
They’re the writers; they’re the performers, so what do they think?
CAM | vocals: “Not A Threat Just a Warning sends a message to the individuals who do not understand the outlook that Fudge. possess; it credits those on board and articulates frustration with passers-by. It’s for them mother f…ing Gs who wanna feel like they’re going somewhere whatever’s going down with the shitty world.”
OTTO | guitar: “We wrote this song to have the kind of vibe that would rile someone up and put them in the mood to take on the world. To do something with their lives. It’s a little dig at people who don’t think for themselves; the people who are drip-fed content by mainstream media and seldom choose to look beyond that. It’s a nod to the fact that the entire world is f…ing bored of people reproducing the same bullshit that they have been for years and it’s time to change that.”
JOSH | bass: “To me, this song symbolises how far the band has come this past year, gaining strength and really finding its feet. It represents everything that the band stands for: energy; attitude; not taking life too seriously, and it really sets the tone for the coming year.”
ANGUS | drums: “Not A Threat Just a Warning has much more to it than the initial punch in the face. It’s more sophisticated in the way it delivers its energy, addressing a familiar feeling of vexation and instantly providing a way of releasing pent-up anger. Calling out the ‘half-arsers’ and the ‘lacklustres’, this song takes no shit from anyone and gives us three minutes of freedom from the constraints of everyday frustrations. I see this song as more of an outlet than something to be consumed; an outlet of emotion and passion that everyone possesses.”
“… Crowd surfing, mosh pits, lots of sweary banter and a band that have the kind of cocky attitude that will probably have as many people hating them as love them …” TOTAL NTERTAINMENT