New Music Tuesday 18 - Fat White Family
Posted by Alex Bohea on January 22, 2014
A weekly feature here at The Great Divide Blog is our New Music Tuesday; introducing you to an artist or band you may not have heard of. We can’t guarantee that you won’t have heard of them, but if that’s the case, it might give you a little reminder to revisit them sometime soon.
This week we’re in London although it may feel a little like the Southern states of America. Sleazy, yobbish, scuzzy; take a listen to Fat White Family. I loved this band from day one as they reminded me of The Eighties Dashboard B-Line Disaster, one of my favourites from a few years back, with a brand of pure rock ‘n’ roll that is hard to find in the current age. They first gained popularity for their notorious antics when Margaret Thatcher died. Disapproving media latched on to them for draping a banner with the words ‘The Bitch is Dead’ from their Brixton pub HQ citing ‘this is no war except a class war’. A band that lives the lifestyle of the music they play is always alright with me.
Their debut album, ‘Champagne Holocaust’, released early last year gave them the stage of becoming ‘ones to watch’. Humorous, tounge-lashing and most importantly, fun, Fat White Family are still ‘ones to watch’ for this year. Check out their new song ‘Touch the Leather’, out soon on Hate Hate Hate records below.