Fat White Family have announced details of their new headline UK tour in support of their most recent album Serfs Up!
The news of the tour comes in conjunction with the release of their new ‘Parrot & Cocker Too’ remix of their song ‘Feet‘, the first track lifted from their recently released third album.
Having recently finished a run of sold-out shows in both Europe and the UK, the band have announced a further headline tour of the country later this year which includes a four-night run at EartH Concert Hall in London.
The tour will see the band kick things off with a show at Stylus in Leeds before following up with an appearance in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Kendal and Liverpool.
Stops in Cardiff, Birmingham and Brighton will to a close the dates in November before the four night residency in London:
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
Additionally, having recorded their album in Sheffield, Fat White Family have recruited Steel City legends Parrot and Pulp’s own Jarvis Cocker to remix ‘Feet’. Working under their Parrot and Cocker Too remix guise, the pair have delivered a subtly, slinky South Yorkshire chugger perfect for late nights and early mornings in Attercliffe and beyond.
The second single taken from the album, ‘Tastes Good With The Money’, saw the band team up with ‘the Prince of Ladbroke Grove’ Baxter Drury who offers some typically sensual vocals on the song.
To coincide with that previous 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 the space 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.”