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Praise for their recent album Serfs Up!
If you haven’t done so far, it could be time to listen – 4/5 Mojo ‘Album of the Month’
It’s sophisticated, sonically lush…it will fill a dancefloor. You will sing along – 5/5 Record Collector
Pop music at its subversive best – 4/5 Q
An essentially and totally unstoppable force – 9/10 Clash
The band sound utterly re-born – 8/10 Uncut
Fat White Family have today announced both a headline tour of the U.K. and shared a fantastic Parrot & Cocker Too remix of “Feet”, the first track lifted from their recently released, critically acclaimed third album,Serfs Up!
The UK Top 20 charting album Serfs Up! was recorded in Sheffield, and now Fat White Family have recruited Steel City legends Parrot (Crooked Man on DFA Records, All Seeing I, Forgemasters, Jive Turkey) 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 Parrot and Cocker Too remix of “Feet” is available on limited edition white label 12” and digitally.
Fat White Family recently finished a run of sold-out shows in both Europe and the U.K., including a breath-taking appearance at The Forum in London, and now the band announce a further headline tour of the U.K. later this year which includes a four-night run at EartH Concert Hall in London.
Having released their second album, Songs For Our Mothers in January 2016, core-members Lias and Nathan Saoudi relocated to Sheffield and set about writing the album. Joined by co-conspirator Saul Adamczewski and recorded at their own Champzone studios in the Attercliffe area of the city, Serfs Up! was finished in late autumn 2018 with the help of long-time collaborator, Liam D. May and features a guest appearance from Baxter Dury on “Tastes Good With The Money”.
Serfs Up! is a lush and masterful work, lascivious and personal. Tropical, sympathetic and monumental. It invites the listener in rather than repel them through wilful abrasion. Fat White Family have broken previous default patterns of behaviour, and as such their third album heralds a new day dawning.
Where once they soundtracked a grubby Britain of vape shops, Fray Bentos dinners and blackened tin-foil, a crepuscular comedown realm stalked by Shipman, Goebbels and Mark E. Smith, Fat White Family now inhabit another cosmos entirely. Serfs Up! is the product of a band of outlaws reborn. Few but themselves could have forecast it: Fat White Family survived. Fat White Family got wise. Fat White Family got sophisticated.
Serfs Up! was released on 19th April 2019 on CD, vinyl, cassette, digital download and streaming. Serfs Up! is available HERE.