A classic post-punk band never really dies
Mclusky was a band that was always under appreciated during its time. While it certainly had a fanbase, the three-piece bands career quietly fizzled out in 2005 with very little notice. This was because, at the time, many in the music industry, mainly the rock-centric press, mainly focused on legacy bands and nostalgia, such as on bands like Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and more.
During their time, they were compared to the likes of Nirvana, with both bands debuts being compared positively. But the band didn’t seem to be able to capitalize on the press attention that they were getting. Unfortunately, this was one of the rare cases where positive press didn’t turn into positive sales. While they were known among certain circles, Mclusky wasn’t able to breach the collective consciousness.
However, it’s been over a decade since Falco and company made the split official, and it’s only in the last few years that their popularity has seen an unexpected resurgence. This is partly due to the nostalgia feel, while others have been jumping on the bandwagon because of the hype that’s been building around the group. Despite their rise in popularity in recent years — as a nostalgia band, no less — that doesn’t mean that the trio has any plans to reunite anytime soon. Instead, however, the original trio has seemingly been going in different directions for the last few years. That being said, it wasn’t long before frontman Falco recruited drummer Jack Egglestone, who at that point was best known as Mclusky’s second drummer. The two went on to form a new band, which wasn’t compared too much to Mclusky beyond its early days.
Beyond that, many of the musicians who were involved in Mclusky during its career have gone on to different directions, with some not even actively releasing music anymore, instead preferring to work behind the scenes in music. That doesn’t mean that live is great for the likes of Falco. He reportedly admitted that he’s “ruined my whole life” to get where he currently is https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/may/31/cult-heroes-andrew-falco-falkous-mclusky-future-of-the-left
On top of that, he doesn’t seem to be making much money from his career as a musician. Even though he tours as regularly as possible, he’s still forced to work office jobs between tours. This normally coincides with the recording of new music. Because of that, recording music for ventures outside of Mclusky is normally left to nights and weekends. He’s also reportedly said that he doesn’t see himself as working a “permanent” full time job, due to the conflicts that would present with his music career. That being said, he seems to have hope that his career in music, regardless of whether it includes a Mclusky reunion, will pan out in a financial sense. Currently, he’s doing what he has to do in order to fund his music career.
Because of that, he shows no sign of slowing down or throwing in the towel when it comes to music. However, the rising popularity of Mclusky doesn’t seem to interest him in revisiting the band. That doesn’t mean that the bands popularity hasn’t affected his modern career; in fact, it seems to have brought more ears and fans to his band with ex-Mclusky drummer Jack Egglestone; Future of the Left. Maybe, in time, we’ll see a reunion, but it won’t be anytime soon.