Neil Fallon is one of the most distinctive vocalists in music. As the frontman for Maryland quartet Clutch, he has routinely written exceptional couplets and manipulated his voice in a myriad of astonishing and remarkable ways. 2019 marks Fallon’s 28th year fronting Clutch, one of the most respected and consistent bands in heavy rock, and in that time, he has never failed to bring his unique and inimitable style to the band, elevating it above many of their peers.
In this exclusive chat backstage at Brixton Academy before headlining their biggest show in the UK to date, Remfry sat down with Neil to discuss his process and his approach to vocals. They discuss everything from Fallon’s roots in the D.C. hardcore punk scene to the new approaches and techniques he has picked up to help on the road touring the band’s twelfth and most recent studio album Book of Bad Decisions. Steve and Remfry also decided to honour the great man by discussing their personal top 5 Neil Fallon performances from throughout Clutch’s illustrious career.