Live reviews

Fulc – The Shed, Yeoman Street, Leicester

Gobsmacked. That’s not a word I use very often. Neither is “speechless”. However, right now, at this moment, they are the only two that spring to mind after watching Fulc for the first time. The thing is, I feel as though I have just witnessed the inaugural Pistols’ gig, or Nirvana at the old Duck and Trumpet, or an early Pixies gig – all legends in their own fields, and I believe it’s no exaggeration when I say that Fulc are up there with the best of them. I have a severe case of lockjaw now, having stood with my mouth gaping open for the duration of the gig, such was the effect of the band. I must admit, having heard the relentless energy of the wonderfully crafted tracks on both eps “Void” and “The Fallen”, I was doubtful whether the four piece would be able to reproduce the quality live. I needn’t have worried. Not only did they reproduce in mammoth proportions, but the pure stage presence of frontman Duane Walker, coupled with the ingenious originality of Rik Clay’s guitar riffs and the overall togetherness of the rest of the band, make Fulc a sparkling proposition to the rest of the music world. I would try to describe them musically, but I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I can. All I will say is “Go and see this band. They are the best live act I have seen in five years.”

Tone E

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