Coming out of Peckham, South London Fat White Family are the remnants of The Metros a band built on an ideal of fun and frolics. Well Fat White Family are on a rather more confrontational crusade.
With this new video for the track Special Ape from the album Champagne Holocaust (expect the review soon) released on Trash Mouth Records, we see the band at their insane and revolutionary best. Drenched in strobe lights and adorned with haunted gormless faces the band terrorise the screen and slam through the distortion laden song.
You may recognise the band and if you don’t you will know their banner which was pictured so many times during the ‘Thatcher’s Dead’ party in Brixton. The boys held aloft with pride the banner reading “The Bitch Is Dead” and upset so many Daily Mail readers in the process.
That was the plan I’m sure as Fat White’s main aim is to show the gluttonous consumerism of the current generation whilst delivering angsty Lo-Fi tunes for us all. Music to listen to as we sit on the bus on the way to work … for someone else.
By Jack Whatley