Leeds four-piece FUDGE. – with that crucial full stop at the end – have announced a headline show at LEEDS HYDE PARK BOOK CLUB on SATURDAY 25 MAY; a venue that, with its 150-ish capacity, is clearly too small for them, but they prefer it that way. Having sold out pre-sale tickets via their mailing list, the general sale allocation has now been released and are available as follows:
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/594869120979548/
In their brief and eventful existence, FUDGE. have already made significant waves. They were recently invited to play a live set by BBC Introducing and the launch night in February for their second single, NOT A THREAT JUST A WARNING, at the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room, witnessed scenes that took the breath away. In FUDGE. parlance it “went off”; it got messy and dangerous and exhilarating. It also saw the ‘sold-out-doors-locked’ signs before the first support had finished in a futile attempt to prevent anyone else getting in, with a huge ticketless crowd left in the street outside.
“… And then they start; they start with Cam standing upon the bar at the back, and all hell breaks loose…” LOCAL SOUND FOCUS
You can watch brief footage of the night in the following video:
“… Like witnessing a hand-grenade being detonated in a bin…” NOUSE
There are some who are starting to make observations that FUDGE. are the best young band in Leeds; others are suggesting they may be the best young band in the country. They have a confidence, an attitude, a danger. They write songs that hit you like a hammer; songs that have encouraged observers to talk about them in the same breath as Rage Against the Machine, Skepta, The Prodigy, Royal Blood, Dizzee Rascal and The Streets.
“… To describe this as merely a gig would be an understatement; it’s an experience, a shared, exhilarating experience…” LOCAL SOUND FOCUS
Anyone who has witnessed FUDGE. live will know it’s a staggering spectacle, verging on the edge of chaos and threat, as band members launch into the mosh pit whilst still playing their instruments, but always watching each other’s back, always watching the audience’s back. Their songs may have an air of violence and menace but a blanket of compassion and unity hovers over FUDGE. and they will always ensure that none of the good people of Leeds will be harmed in the making of this band.
NOT A THREAT JUST A WARNING: https://soundcloud.com/user-421975243/not-a-threat-just-a-warning
“… I miss gigs like this, I miss that group madness that only a band who truly connect with their audience can generate; you need to go see Fudge play, you must go see Fudge play…” LOCAL SOUND FOCUS