HUGGER-MUGGER | SINGLE
Launch Night | 360 Club @ Leeds Lending Room | Friday 11 October 2019
“… It feels similar to a chaotic IDLES performance, except this was probably far less orchestrated; a stunning tweaked version of Rage Against the Machine’s Testify ends it all, which shows a certain degree of balls to cover that mammoth tune …” YORK CALLING | LEEDS FESTIVAL
Following the release earlier this year of their acclaimed second single, Not a Threat Just a Warning, FUDGE. are back with their third outing, HUGGER-MUGGER, which will be launched at the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room on Friday 11 October. It may be advisable to book tickets early.
Ticket link: https://www.crashrecords.co.uk/fudge
Watch the launch video here: https://youtu.be/SwkPtMd2PJA
Since the release of Not a Threat Just a Warning in February, FUDGE. have played a number of raucous, sold-out headline shows, supported Strange Bones and, during the summer, performed at Leeds and Reading Festivals and Bingley Weekender, where the torrential rain on an outdoor stage did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of either the band or their vociferously loyal following.
Now comes HUGGER-MUGGER, a furious example of the sound and swagger, the confidence and attitude, the menace and joy that every one of their songs brings:
CAM | vocals: “I wrote this song about Otto because he was pissing me off at the time.”
OTTO | guitar: “Our last tune, Not A Threat Just a Warning, was serious and it served a purpose. This tune is a tune to drive to and get hyped to; it serves no further purpose than to get you going.”
JOSH | bass: “It’s a soundtrack to mosh to and escape from your mundane real world the next time you come see us live, if you’ve got the minerals.”
ANGUS | drums: “Search the definition of hugger-mugger on Google; that’s pretty much it.”
“… They’re boisterous boys; they’re extremely good at what they do; their live performances are electric. You’ve got to see them …” BBC INTRODUCING
“… Unhinged seems to be what Fudge do best, their laddish charm and punk rock attitude instigating the chaos they need for them to feel content. This is indie-rock gone rogue; something in their generic formula went awfully wrong in the most brilliant way to create this monster …” YORKSHIRE POST
“… Stood atop the beer-soaked bar, arms outstretched like Christ The Redeemer in an Adidas track jacket, Fudge’s Cam begins their headline set by diving into the crowd and clambering onstage, middle fingers held proudly in the air; in terms of chaos and energy, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Like witnessing a hand-grenade being detonated in a bin …” NOUSE MAGAZINE
“… It’s dangerous, and it’s a long time since I’ve heard anything close to that; the last time a band left me feeling ready to start a revolution was a lifetime ago. You need to go see Fudge play, you must go see Fudge play …” LOCAL SOUND FOCUS