Fat White Family have announced a clutch of UK dates including a Liverpool stop off, Getintothis’ Matthew Loughlin is looking forward to the mayhem.
Riding a wave of rave reviews for their third album Serf’s Up and in seemingly stable, fine form, the notoriously riotous outfit are playing 14 dates in November and December.
In contrast to the stripped back acoustic and flute-led (!) tour earlier this year, this time out the band features a fully-armed unit.
However it would be false to pretend that this means we know what to expect in the least.
Although their shows are famously chaotic and, occasionally, descend into debauchery, the past few years have seen the Fat Whites operate with an increasing clarity and focus, without straying into the middle-of-the-road or sacrificing the danger that has made them such an exciting, vital piece of the UK music scene.
With Serf’s Up, the sleaze and grime that coated so much of previous albums was replaced with a languid, sultry sound that at times even bordered on tropical.
Though the topics dealt with were as right-on as ever (case in point; lead single Tastes Good With the Money commenting on the Grenfell Tower disaster) and there is nothing to suggest their upcoming dates will be any tamer or more restrained.
Additionally, to celebrate the tour announcement, the band have also revealed details of a remix of Serf’s Up opening track, Feet, courtesy of Parrot and Jarvis Cocker, available on limited 12” and digitally.
The full list of dates is as follows:
November 20 – Stylus – Leeds
November 21 – Potterow – Edinburgh
November 22 – QMU – Glasgow
November 23 – Boilershop – Newcastle
November 24 – Arts Centre – Kendal
November 26 – Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool
November 27 – Tramshed – Cardiff
November 28 – Institute – Birmingham
November 29 – The Haunt – Brighton
December 2 – EartH Concert Hall – London
December 3 – EartH Concert Hall – London
December 4 – EartH Concert Hall– London
December 5 – EartH Concert Hall- London
Tickets for the shows are on sale at 10am, Friday June 21.