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Fudge Tunnel

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Nottingham, United Kingdom (1989 – 1995)

Fudge Tunnel were a band formed in Nottingham, England by Alex Newport, David Ryley and Adrian Parkin. After two critically acclaimed singles on Pigboy Records (‘Fudge Tunnel’ in 1989, ‘The Sweet Sound Of Excess’ in 1990), they signed to Nottingham’s Earache Records. Their debut album was ‘Hate Songs in E Minor’, which attracted a large amount of press interest after the original album artwork was confiscated by the Nottingham Vice Squad.

Fudge Tunnel’s reputation was built around their massive guitar sound and ironic sense of humour, which did not always endear them to the music press. Two more albums were to follow in 1993 (‘Creep Diets’) and 1994 (The Complicated Futility of Ignorance’), as did a collaboration between Alex Newport and Max Cavalera of Sepultura, on the Nailbomb project, which saw one studio album and one live album of their Dynamo Open Air Festival performance.

After touring for the release of their third studio album, the band split up in 1995. David Ryley ran his label BGR Records for a while. Adrian Parkin played with Tubesurfer until 1996 when they too split up, and then returned to being a quantity surveyor in Bolton. Alex Newport went on to pursue a successful career as a producer/mixer and now lives and runs his own studio in New York. He has produced albums by At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, The Icarus Line, Ikara Colt and many others. He also formed the band Theory of Ruin, who released one album, ‘Counter Culture Nosebleed’, and the ‘Frontline Poster Child’ EP, both on Escape Artist Records.

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  • in__absentia

    sounds more like noise rock/post-hardcore than sludge or industrial. anyway, great band

    12 May 8:24pm Reply
  • Studioslug

    this always wields unique results when I try to find their stuff on pirate bay

    16 Apr 12:45am Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    Fudge Tunnel is so amazing. I just bought Creep Diets and The Complicated Futility of Ignorance. They both fucking slay, although Complicated Futility is easily their heaviest. Still need to get my hands on Hate Songs In E Minor. I'm sure it is just as amazing. What a great band these guys were.

    11 Jan 7:53am Reply
  • Spinnbar

    Yes! A reunion would be very nice!

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    'BED CRUMBS' BADASS!!! (಼・ω・಼)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Isaaaaaak

    hate songs is really good, creep diets is okay and the complicated futility is just brilliant. what's also awesome is the side project Nailbomb, it's like dancey hateful industrial metal, sounds a bit like Ignorance. fucking amazing stuff.

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    I think I love Hate Songs In E Minor the best.

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CokeinmySoup

    Damn these guys are great!

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • SFENSON6669

    Anyone know why and when they broke up? This was a very good band, "Complicated..." is their best album IMO.

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • werewolfsemen

    Incredibly underrated. Hate Songs in E Minor in partic is a masterpiece of noisy nihilism.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    A reunion would be nice.

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • leighdobson

    How in the fuck did Alex go from this to Death Cab For Cutie?

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Motocyklista

    Exactly, or anus, whatever, thats the meaning of this. ANyways, FT is fucking awesome band.

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • joemcmaster

    is the name british slang for "asshole"?

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • noisefiend

    Harry Potter photo. band rules.

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • anarxoaplytos

    nutella and cola and british sludge man

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • MrSwarbrick

    This dude I used to record with gave me a bunch of their music, solid shit.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • xdreamx19

    holy shit! guitar solo from Sunshine of Your Love... what a trip \m/

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • nothingface0

    WHAT.

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • irishtim

    I remember them from Headbangers Ball too. I just got my hands on Creep Diets and listened to it for the first time in probably 10 years. So awesome!

    17 May 2011 Reply
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