Fucked Up - 'Glass Boys'

Fucked Up - 'Glass Boys'

Fucked Up’s previous efforts to combine hardcore punk’s throaty rage and progressive rock’s narrative pomp resulted in 2011’s ‘David Comes To Life’, a no-foolin’ rock opera. At the time, the Toronto group hinted it might be their...

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Fucked Up - 'Year Of The Tiger'

Fucked Up - 'Year Of The Tiger'

Ox, Pig, Rat. Those Canadian funsters have run through more strange meats than Alex James on a fast food bender. Another addition to their ‘Zodiac’ series, ‘...Tiger’ is a 15-minute Springsteen-meets-hardcore, bells-and-whistles number....

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Album Review: Fucked Up - 'David Comes To Life'

Fucked Up - 'David Comes To Life'

Nothing lasts forever. And while hardcore aficionados will strive for redemption through Fucked Up ’s operatic third full-length, they’ll quickly learn that while this offering maintains the group’s bilious urgency, the Torontonian outfit...

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Track Review: Fucked Up

Track Review: Fucked Up

To be honest, we could have chosen any one of the three tracks on this commemorative seven-inch disc for the second UK Shred Yr Face tour, but Fucked Up’s ferocious cover of Chain Gang’s ‘Son Of Sam’ won by a beardy, shouty nose. On...

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Fucked Up

Fucked Up

For most bands, a record release party means playing for 30 minutes in front of record company suits nibbling on cheese. But as ‘The Chemistry Of Common Life’ has taught us, Fucked Up are not most bands. Today, they’re marking the release of...

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Fucked Up

Fucked Up

So then: Fucked Up have a fat schizophrenic for a frontman, their gigs are whirlwinds of violence and… well, they have a rather juvenile name. They’re an idiotic, nihilistic punk band who simply want to cause as much destruction as possible...

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Fucked Up

Fucked Up

There have been moments like this before: when a band sum up the essence of right now with a song that reflects back like a mirror. Toronto’s Fucked Up are having that moment right now. But ‘No Epiphany’ isn’t a ‘Standing In The Way Of...

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Fucked Up

Fucked Up

In the age of the tell-all confessional pop star blog or ‘indie’ bands who hire image consultants before they even sign a record deal, Toronto hardcore punk troupe Fucked Up possess that rare and precious thing: mystique. It might be hard to...

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Fucked Up

Fucked Up

Reasons to love Fucked Up: They’re called Fucked Up. They’ve had members named Mustard Gas and, um, Concentration Camp. They truly embody hardcore by releasing records on their own terms, showing scant regard for the machinations of the record...

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Fucked Up: Old Blue Last, London, Thursday May 17

Fucked Up: Old Blue Last, London, Thursday May 17

“Before this show’s over I’m gonna be the new Beth Ditto,” announces appropriately apportioned singer Father Damian from Canadian hardcore punk heroes Fucked Up, as tonight’s bowel-buggering experience begins. No southern-fried soul to...

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