It’s hard to believe that after 13 years Brisbane two-piece Environmental Nu Thrash outfit F.U.C (or, as they are known in the Andes, Forests Under Construction) are finally set to bust their cherry at Wallapalooza 2023.
After hosting some of the finest bands this country has to offer from humble beginnings at the Wallaby Hotel in Mudgeeraba, festival organisers have somehow – some would argue inexplicably – failed to invite the Sunshine State’s finest mankini clad musicians to their annual party.
It is a glaring omission that is finally set to be rectified on November 4 when F.U.C rightfully take their place on the main stage of Wallapalooza with the promise of nothing more than actually showing up.
F.U.C themselves have been around for longer than the festival has – another nail in the coffin for deprived locals – and have vowed that 2023 will be the year Walla fans are called forth to pay for the sins of their forefathers by way of musical disciplinary action that may or may not involve two hot and sweaty musicians watching as their stage sweat spills from their brows into the depths of your… schooners of beer.
To add spice to the mix F.U.C have recently unleashed their new EP Everythink, just in time to be road tested at Wallapalooza. A swirling mass of punk, metal, rock, thrash and love potions sure to tame even the meekest of beasts, Everythink sees F.U.C at their unrestrained best with tracks like Dick Massage, Snap Off A Log and VIPness only hinting at the inner passion just waiting to be released from their sweaty outside undergarments.
If you have not yet become acquainted with F.U.C we strongly recommend that you mark their set time down into your Walla diary first and foremost, because these guys are sure to produce one of the standout performances of the day.
And don’t just take our word for it, because drummer Toddy and guitarist Dan graciously gave up their time to talk with HEAVY, if only so they could tell us so themselves.
“We’ve got a massive gig coming up for Wallapalooza on November 4,” Todd began, stating the obvious. “It’s gonna be awesome, and we’re very excited.”
Despite only being added to a line-up that includes COG, Butterfingers, 28 Days and more at the eleventh hour, both boys feel strongly that their name should have been read out atop of the list back when the first artist drop was revealed.
“Everyone loves a bit of F.U.C,” Todd shrugged. “Penises… animals… This will be our first time doing Wallapalooza. I think it’s in its 13th year, and we’re very excited for it because it’s always been a pretty cool event from the outside looking in.”
Sitting amongst a wealth of big names at the head of the poster, F.U.C surely have something special to offer punters?
“We’ll slip in somewhere, I’m sure,” Todd laughed. “I‘m sure it will be a hot, sweaty day so there will be plenty of lube and we’ll just slide on in somewhere in between all of them and prime the audience I suppose.”
Todd turns the question to Dan, asking “what do you reckon?” to which Dan replies “I don’t know.” Todd’s ensuing quip of “you don’t know?” followed by a healthy dose of laughter pretty much epitomises one of the main strengths of F.U.C.
The chemistry between the two scantily clad bandmates, which only intensifies as the interview continues.
In the full chat, Todd and Dan give us a bit of history on F.U.C, their penchant for mankini’s and why, the EP Everthink and why it took so long to see light, the musical nature of their music and where it comes from, a track by track analysis on the six songs that make up Everythink, what punters can expect from their set and more.
Get your Wallapalooza tickets here: https://avc.live/kd25
Have a listen to and/or buy Everythink here:https://fucforestsunderconstruction1.bandcamp.com/releases