Fat White Family have released the second single, ‘Tastes Good With The Money’, taken from their eagerly anticipated new album Serfs Up!.
In what has been described as their “ode to West London”, the band have recruited ‘the Prince of Ladbroke Grove’ Baxter Drury who offers some typically sensual vocals on the song.
To coincide with the song’s release, Fat Whites worked alongside Roisin Murphy who creates an absurd Monty Python-inspired video. “I’ve been making it known for years how much I wanted to make a video for this band,” Murphy said of the video. “I’m a massive fan of Fat White Family and I’ve been chasing this opportunity for a long time,” she added.
“I used every possible connection I had, I have asked people to ask people, I’ve contacted the band on social media, I really set my heart on this. For me, there’s such a charm about them and an authenticity that’s actually incredibly rare. I knew I could not possibly work with a more magnetic bunch of performers.”
Murphy continued: “The idea of referencing Monty Python partly came out of the somewhat absurd and confusing political landscape that we are now living in Britain, Python seems prescient. The British laughing at themselves, a certain kind glee even in the loss of empire, singing as the ship goes down, well it just seems so…of the moment. There is this deep ambivalence to the establishment that resonates with the Fat Whites own irreverent world view.
“Most of all I wanted an idea that would give them the confidence and to really let go and just perform, too allow them to be raw in what is essentially an unnatural situation for a bunch of ne’er do well musicians. When I look at the video, what I see is the trust they put in me and I’m so proud of that. Maybe it’s because I am a performer too but they let themselves be put in a kind-of vulnerable situation; they allowed themselves to be foolish, silly and absurd in a way that could have gone tits-up, however, the result is hilarious and the performances are second to none.”
Fat whites are set to play a number of in-store shows the week of release of Serfs Up! The full list of in-store performances is as follows:
19.04.19 – Rough Trade East (full band) – LONDON
22.04.19 – Resident – BRIGHTON
23.04.19 – Rough Trade- BRISTOL
24.04.19 – Jacaranda – LIVERPOOL
26.04.19 – Banquet (full band) – KINGSTON
Following the in-stores, Fat Whites will head out on a headline U.K. tour in May.
The full list of shows is as follows:
01.05.19 – The 1865 – SOUTHAMPTON
02.05.19 – Concorde 2 – BRIGHTON
03.05.19 – Academy – BRISTOL
04.05.19 – The Ritz – MANCHESTER
07.05.19 – SWG3 TV – GLASGOW
08.05.19 – Button Factory – DUBLIN
09.05.19 – Leadmill – SHEFFIELD
10.05.19 – Rock City – NOTTINGHAM
12.05.19 – Gold Sounds Festival – LEEDS
14.05.19 – Waterfront – NORWICH
15.05.19 – Kentish Town Forum – LONDON