Welcome to Rockville 2018: Interview with Clutch
Clutch has been rocking for nearly 30 years, with 11 studio albums under their belts as well as some rarities and live albums. They’ve never been a huge “radio” band – instead of focusing on marketing and social media, their hearts are in it for the music. Clutch spends a lot of time getting in front of fans and playing shows, which has helped them to create a solid, dedicated fanbase. In 2008 Clutch created Weathermaker, their very own label, which they’ve been putting albums out with ever since. Expect another Clutch album to drop in September of 2018, this one to be called Book of Bad Decisions.
Welcome to Rockville featured Clutch on April 29, 2018, letting them take the stage for a 9-song set. They performed a variety of tunes, mostly from Psychic Warfare (2015), along with a cover tune and a couple classic Clutch hits including “Electric Worry” to cap it off. Clutch has always electrified fans during their live performances, keeping the energy high and the crowd moving.
I was able to speak to Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards) for a pretty good chunk of time at Welcome to Rockville. He makes interviewing easy – Fallon is well-spoken, intelligent, and has an answer for everything. We spoke about the upcoming album and tour, the value of playing shows and being face to face with fans, and how he’s raising his kid to be kickass. Check it out below.