((Fat White Family)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness
Written by Patrick McNamara
Depraved*** Brooklyn band (by way of the destitute alleys of London) Fat White Family are five dudes that play unhinged punk rock. It’s dirty, sweaty, sloppy, sometimes bloody, and often hella catchy. You should get into this band while you can. These guys seem intent on destroying themselves. Oh well. Sic Transit Gloria.
The band originally self-released their full-length debut “Champagne Holocaust” via Bandcamp last year and immediately the a&r hustlers of England got themselves all in a tizzy about this new buzzy “guitar band” like they are wont to do. It was then re-released by Trashmouth Records a few months later after everybody calmed the fuck down. You can listen to the whole thing here.
But Fat White Family are really a band to see live. Just listening to the album alone is going to sell yourself short by about 3/4ths. Sure, what you hear coming out of your sweet desktop computer speakers is going to sound sweet, but “streaming” Fat White Family is not going to get to the heart of the matter. These dudes are about prodding, provoking, and compelling you to let go and give into the madness IN REAL LIFE.
This crazy carny show is meant for the stage not your speakers. They wanna reach out and grab ya and demand that you embrace the chaos. And they often do so without wearing clothes. When an entire band strips down to their underwear you know they’re not fucking around.
Below is Fat White Family’s full set at SXSW this year. Watching it will get you closer than listening. But it’s never going to be the same as seeing. And I hope you remember that, man.
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(***not sure they’re depraved I’ve never met them)