FUDGE. have released the video for their new single, YOUR FALL FROM GRACE, taken from their forthcoming THAT’S JUST IT, THIS IS NOW EP, which will be released during their headline April tour.
The video was filmed after dark in their home city of Leeds and combines live footage with chronicles of a typically messy night out, directed by Tito Caviar and Ethan McLaughlin and produced by the Aperture Arcade company.
You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/lF2l79nRiMc
This new version of Y.F.F.G. again captures the magical touch of regular producer Kane Whitelam. Placed in a studio setting, Kane and the band have uncovered a new depth to the song with greater experimentation and a precise attention to detail that demonstrates a new edge to the FUDGE. sound, one that they are extremely proud of and is an electrifying start to a new era.
Described by the band as a rebellious love song, Y.F.F.G. is as close to that as their style will possibly allow. It’s more authentic and one that’s free from the idealised romanticisms we are invariably used to, unearthing the less glamorous yet more common aspects of relationships and highlighting the angst of anticipating the future when perhaps we should really be enjoying the present.
The accompanying video perpetuates this narrative, providing a deeper connection to the underlying message that love is probably the answer.
By their standards, FUDGE. are perhaps at times more restrained here, which allows the narrative to come through, although it’s certainly not something you can sit back and relax to. Come the chorus, however, the band provide us with another song that implores the listener to react to and, importantly, engage with, because the chances are it’s something we can all relate to.
After a short hiatus from the live circuit, the band are back and they’re hungry. Anyone who has ever witnessed a FUDGE. gig can expect the same intensity but with an added freshness to cleanse the palate. For those who haven’t seen them live before, the band recommend a spare pair of trousers. Some baby wipes probably wouldn’t go amiss either.
Sat 22 BOSTON Dogfest
Tue 25 BRISTOL Crofter’s Rights
Wed 26 LONDON Grace
Thu 27 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Fri 28 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Sat 29 MANCHESTER Gulliver’s
Commenting about Y.F.F.G. singer Cam says: “It’s different to our usual songs but it’s a fan favourite and shows a very atmospheric, abstract vibe and I see it as a rebellious love song. The feeling I get from this song is the same as the almost surreal sensation you get when you’re on your own late at night or early morning. That may sound strange but some of you might get what I mean.”
Guitarist Otto expands: “I call this our quiet song. I wrote it whilst someone was sleeping in the same room as me, so I picked something sweet sounding and played it with compassion. Luckily, the outcome was one of our most palatable songs for the listener and, honestly, one that I never meant to write but am grateful that I did.”
Drummer Angus adds: “You get to hear Cam’s sensitive side on this song, which is usually hidden behind his radginess. It’s a lot smoother in its ebbs and flows and playing drums to this is actually quite a relaxing experience because, for once, I can sit back and let the song do the work. For that reason, it’s bigger than its constituent parts. A bit of a banger in other words.”
“Absolutely on fire; the wildest, most on-point guitar band I’ve seen since IDLES …” BBC 6 MUSIC
“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
“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
Prior to the disruption of Covid, FUDGE. had geared up for a busy period by gigging with the likes of Strange Bones and Kid Kapichi, alongside numerous sold-out headline shows, and a summer festival schedule that saw them play Leeds / Reading and Bingley Weekender, with further appearances confirmed at Live at Leeds and The Great Escape. Their releases received critical acclaim and were showcased on BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music and many more. Post-Covid, FUDGE. again supported Kid Kapichi as well as Ferocious Dog and completed a co-headline tour with their good friends Dim Imagery. 2023 now foretells a year where FUDGE. will inevitably earn further reverence for every tenacious new milestone they make.