Fat White Family returned to Glastonbury Festival armed with new material as they descended upon The Park stage.
Kicking off their hour-long set at 16:30 on the Sunday afternoon, the band cut a significantly different image to that of their past appearances in 2014 and 2015. Three albums in and some of the band’s demons eradicated, Fat Whites are tighter, slicker and all round more focused on the music that they are both recording and performing live.
With core members back in the band, Fat Whites rolled through the new material taken from their most recent album Serfs Up!, a record that has been described as “a lush and masterful work, lascivious and personal. Tropical, sympathetic and monumental, it invites the listener in rather than repel them through wilful abrasion.”
With the blend of new songs and old fan favourites, Fat Whites offered the kind of exhilarating live performance their fans have grown to expect—albeit with a little more control over their senses.
Taking a glimpse at their performance, we’re revisiting the moment the band rolled out Serfs Up! lead single ‘Feet’.
Previously speaking about the new album, the band said: “I suppose it was almost exactly two years ago that myself and what was left of this band exiled ourselves to Sheffield in search of yet another renaissance, with only our unshakable dedication to the struggle and a copy of The Commodores ‘Nightshift’ to pull us through,” in a post on social media.
“Most Londoners never have and never will fully understand the true horrors of a northern winter, what that much grey sky can do to the human heart. We baptised ourselves again and again in her bitter drizzle, feeding on the monotony of it all as if it were the nectar of the elect. And by the side of a rotten canal in a room half the size of a public toilet, armed with a limited equipment budget, our wits and time, we once again set upon revealing the true face of God, measuring out his/her/their glorious countenance in rhyme, meter, groove and melody.”
Fat White Family Tour UK Dates
20/11/19 – Stylus – Leeds
21/11/19 – Potterow – Edinburgh
22/11/19 – QMU – Glasgow
23/11/19 – Boilershop – Newcastle
24/11/19 – Arts Centre – Kendal
26/11/19 – Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool
27/11/19 – Tramshed – Cardiff
28/11/19 – Institute – Birmingham
29/11/19 – The Haunt – Brighton
02/12/19 – EartH Concert Hall – London
03/12/19 – EartH Concert Hall – London
04/12/19 – EartH Concert Hall– London
05/12/19 – EartH Concert Hall- London