Fat White Family

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Scuzzy rock & roll-inspired post punk with a socialist edge from south London recalling the likes of the Fall, Butthole Surfers, and the Birthday Party.
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Champagne Holocaust
Formed in a squat in Peckham in 2011, South London's Fat White Family comprised Lias Saoudi (vocals), Nathan Saudi (keyboard), Adam Harmer (guitar), Martin Dead (drummer), and Saul Adaczewski (guitar), and garnered critical and public adulation for their skuzzy mix of country, rock & roll, post-punk, and nihilistic psychedelia, recalling the likes of the Fall, the Birthday Party, Butthole Surfers, and Charles Manson. Following a series of highly charged and memorable gigs in 2013, the Brixton-based band released their first single, "Cream of the Young," in March 2013. They released several more singles ("Heaven on Earth," "Touch the Leather," and a split 7" with the band Taman Shud) throughout the year, issuing their debut album, Champagne Holocaust, in the spring of 2013. The album received an American release on Fat Possum in August 2014. Shortly after releasing their debut, lead singer Saudi suffered a string of serious illnesses, including pneumonia, which -- combined with a misconceived reception from overly sensitive critics -- indirectly led to the creation of an even more vitriolic, incensed second studio effort known as Songs for Our Mothers, which was released in early 2016. The band went on to promote the effort with a nationwide and European tour which lasted throughout 2016 and 2017. Fat White Family returned to the studio in 2018 to write their third LP. The effort, titled Serfs Up!, marked their debut release for Domino Records and arrived in early 2019.