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FUDGE. Announce Debut EP “Panic On” due 31st January 2020

December 19, 2019

FUDGE. Announce Debut EP “Panic On’ due 31st January 2020

“… 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

Leeds four-piece FUDGE. have announced their debut PANIC ON EP will be released on 31 January 2020. The EP will bring together the band’s three singles to date in reverse chronological order – an extended, previously unreleased version of their third single HUGGER-MUGGER; their acclaimed second single, NOT A THREAT JUST A WARNING; and their debut WALRUS. The EP will also feature additional secret content and will be available on all digital platforms and as a highly limited edition of just 50 CDs.

The EP is about to captivate all, a new breed of band set to win their deserving fanbase. The EP quickly hooks it’s listener with a hypnotic riff which is soon layered with the perfect amount of fuzz, fast-paced aggression, and a buoyant beat. With the bold instrumentation proudly mixed with lyrics and vocals which demand your attention. Punk-like deliverance throughout each composition gives an unapologetic statement. The EP is abrasive and alluring.

The band have also been invited by Richard Watson of the 360 Club and Alan Raw of BBC Introducing to play their #360RAW12 night at Leeds Lending Room on Friday 7 February 2020, as one of their favourite bands to have played at the previous eleven. Ticket link:

“… 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

During 2019 FUDGE. played a series of raucous, sold-out headline shows, supported the mighty Strange Bones, and 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 the debut PANIC ON EP, three exhilarating examples of the sound and swagger, the confidence and attitude, the menace and joy that every one of their songs bring.

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