Fucked Up

[ 2001 - Present ]

Pink Eyes Vocals Concentration Camp Guitar Mr. Jo Drums Mustard Gas Bass 10,000 Marbles Guitar

The Story

All too often punk music is about getting it right, picking a particular subgenre and acing it the way you might a test. Toronto's Fucked Up has proven the antithesis of this approach since their inception. Formed in early 2001, this five-piece has managed confrontation without cheap gimmicks or novelty, creativity without pointless noodling and intensity without predictable arrangements. Seamlessly plowing through punk's varied past, a Fucked Up song can invoke the melodic anthems of British Oi, the brawny directness of early ’80s American hardcore and the artistic autonomy of a band that doesn't care what its forebears have done before.


Gruff, raspy vocals reminiscent of Negative Approach's John Brannon topple over driving guitars, sometimes favoring melody, sometimes a chaotic, down-stroke frenzy. A trail of hard-to-find seven-inch EPs show a band not only perfectly at ease with the trade of vintage hardcore punk, but one constantly willing to push its music into new, original directions. Fucked Up manipulates everything from its lyrics and artwork to song length and writing to make a distinct, singularly unique point.


Threading the best elements of Killed By Death obscurities through the Undertones' melody, Black Flag's aggression and Minor Threat's Marshall-driven guitars, Fucked Up rarely makes for direct comparisons, arriving instead at something wholly intense and new ... and isn't that the point?


Discography

JT1116

7 Inch
August 2006

JT1122

CD | DBL LP | Digital Download
October 2006
News
FUCKED UP AT SXSW 2008
What would SXSW without a million Fucked Up shows?THURSDAY MARCH 13@ VICE 302 EAST 6TH STVICE SHOWCASETHE RAVEONETTESDARK MEATJAY REATARDFUCKED UP...
FUCKED UP TO TOUR UK WITH GALLOWS
FUCKED UP are heading back to the UK to spend a few weeks with English punks Gallows. See the dates below.The FUCKED UP Tour Page will be updated...
A VERY FUCKED UP CHRISTMAS
Word has just come in that FUCKED UP will be part of special celebration and fund raiser this holiday season. A new single from the band will also be...