South London’s finest Fat White Family are back with the release of their third studio album, Serfs Up!, which is out today.
The record marks their first with Domino Recording Company and the end to the three-year wait for the follow-up to the acclaimed Songs for Our Mothers.
“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,” the bad said of the record.
They added: “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.”
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Additionally, the band are set to play a number of in-store shows over the next week. The London and Kingston in-stores give fans a chance to see the band perform their un-missable full live show in tiny spaces, while the remaining shows see the band perform stripped back re-imaginings of the songs in a baroque style.
The full list of in store performances is as follows:
19.04.19 – Rough Trade East (full band) – LONDON
20.04.19 – Vinyl Tap – HUDDERSFIELD
20.04.19 – Action/Blitz – PRESTON
22.04.19 – Resident – BRIGHTON
23.04.19 – Rough Trade- BRISTOL
24.04.19 – Phase One – LIVERPOOL
26.04.19 – Banquet (full band) – KINGSTON