Following the release earlier this year of their acclaimed first EP, PANIC ON, which gathered together their three singles to date, and another sold out headline show for its launch, FUDGE. now release an inspired lyric video for their second single, NOT A THREAT, JUST A WARNING. Paying homage to the critically acclaimed track that has now showcased on the likes of BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, the video marks the start of new ventures for the band whilst tipping a cap to the impact they have made in the two years since first bursting onto the scene.
Reviews of NOT A THREAT, JUST A WARNING:
“… 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 …” LOCAL SOUND FOCUS
“… It’s first-rate excellent; something that would detonate a room with commotion and leave dramatic impact once it has ended …” DARKUS MAGAZINE
The band’s reflections on the new lyric video and this ferocious song:
Otto | guitar: “The video is a lot like our gigs – rough, energetic and colourful. Placing the lyrics at the forefront of the video and bringing together work from the past few years acts to brazenly affirm the views we held during this era of the band. Old live show graphics and appropriated retro footage is designed to place you in the firing line of our warning. This is not a threat.”
Cam | vocals: “NATJAW 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 this frustration with the world. We wrote this song to have that 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. It sends a message to the individuals who don’t understand the outlook FUDGE. possesses, but credits those onboard with the movement.”
Last year’s festival schedule witnessed FUDGE. play Bingley Weekender and Leeds and Reading Festivals, and they are set to return to the festival circuit in 2020 with an appearance at Live at Leeds in November. The band have been working tirelessly on new material, using their time apart in lockdown to write more songs and tackle covers of their most-loved artists. Keep an eye on their socials for further updates and forthcoming new releases.
Further press quotes:
“… Absolutely on fire; the wildest, most on-point guitar band I’ve seen since IDLES …” TOM ROBINSON
“… 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
“… 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
“… 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 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