Posts Tagged ‘Champagne Holocaust’

Taken from their album, “Champagne Holocaust,” The Fat White Family perform “Is It Raining In Your Mouth?” Last night, Brixton’s Fat White Family played live on the famous David Letterman show in the US, putting in a powerful performance that almost certainly baffled a large chunk of the viewing public.

The band are familiar faces on the Brixton scene – they lived in the Queen’s Head and played our Offline club night at the Prince Albert – and they’ve created a real buzz from their wild stage shows.

Last night, the band performed “Is It Raining In Your Mouth?” from their 2013 album, “Champagne Holocaust” on what is one of America’s most popular chat shows.

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Fat White Family is not a subtle band. In an era of “chill wave” and “chamber pop” and “nu gaze”, these former South London squatters are loud, rude, and beholden to no artificially-defined style. If you want to know what type of music they make, just consult one of the band’s song titles — “I Am Mark E. Smith”. And while the music of The Fall is clearly an influence, Fat White Family doesn’t simply sneer. They sweat, spit, expose themselves and generally make a depraved mess of the whole thing. But don’t let the stage antics hide that musically, Fat White Family is an entertaining band playing a contemporary British garage rock. Their debut album Champagne Holocaust was originally self-released but after gaining some notoriety in the UK — positively and negatively, the album has been released in the US by Fat Possum Records. The band was in the States for a while in the Fall and made a splash during CMJ for not only their music but the stage antics. In December, Fat White Family did a two-week residence at Baby’s All Right . This set is a full one and perhaps the longest time-wise of all of the recent US shows, encompassing basically all of the songs the band worked up for the live show which includes much of Champagne Holocaust and only two older tracks, the aforementioned “Smith” and the band-name-generating “Bomb Disneyland”. We’re streaming “Heaven on Earth” which begins and carries through with a familiar surf-garage guitar line that makes the song perhaps the most accessible of the set. Fat White Family will return to the US in March and we’d recommend catching their highly entertaining show at least once.

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The Fat White Family’s new single is ‘Auto Neutron’, the scuzzy sleaze-blues opener from “Champagne Holocaust”, came out in September on Trashmouth Records. Ahead of that, they’ve released its video , which is five minutes of cinematic panning shots of the band in their Brixton home (which, unbeknownst to us, includes its own art gallery and a banquetting table) cloaked in darkness. Simply put, hats off to director Thomas James –  and see them soon on the NME Awards Tour.

 

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