Posted in music | pictures on March 20, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Fat White Family @ Red 7 3/15/2014
BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

UK band Fat White Family played their first-ever US shows at SXSW last week, including an early slot at our Saturday free day part at Red 7. While the optimal time to seem them is probably ten minutes before last call, they brought a genuine depraved rock n' roll attitude to their 12:45 PM set. Most bandmembers were shirtless and sweaty by the second song, and frontman Lias Saoudi had an undeniable louche...is charm the right word? We only got four songs, but "Cream of the Young" and "Is It Raining in Your Mouth?" oozed sleazy authenticity. Pictures from their performance at our SXSW day party are in this post, and if you haven't checked them out yet, there are videos and streams below.

As mentioned, Fat White Family will hit NYC this weekend for three shows: an early show at Pianos on Friday (3/21) with Isreali shoegazers Vaadat Charigim, Shilpa Ray and more (tickets); Saturday (3/22) at Union Pool with New Casino and bluesy UK solo artists Flame Proof Moth (tickets); and Sunday (3/23) at Shea Stadium with Las Rosas, Baked and, again, Flame Proof Moth.

Flame Proof Moth
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Flame Proof Moth is mates with the Fat Whites and has a proclivity for playing public shows in strange places (such as waist-deep in the Thames River). Stream his album Women Should Be in Charge below.

More pics from Fat White Family's BV SXSW day party show, plus streams and videos, below...

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BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

Fat White Family: Touch The Leather (Redux)

Fat White Family Is it Raining in Your Mouth? (live)

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Comments (12)

Seriously...how is this band live?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 3:18 PM

Country Teasers didn't have to take their shirts off (and thank god for that).

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 3:33 PM

@3:18,

definitely worth seeing. i'm going to try and hit either friday or saturday.

-bp

Posted by bill p | March 20, 2014 3:42 PM

How are they live? Based on that final video at the bottom, they sound like the Black Lips. Great. Wow.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 3:52 PM

Spirit of the Inca Babies!

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2014 4:41 PM

Are they singing the right lyrics or something or are they on drugs? I found the song completely different from the original. Anyways, thanks for the share!

Posted by James Cullem | March 20, 2014 10:12 PM

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Posted by DA-Dongle J2534 | March 21, 2014 5:23 AM

@3:52 i have heard various people say they sound like "just rip offs of" black lips, country teasers, the fall, butthole surfers + more. all those bands sound totally different, and they're all awesome. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!

Posted by danny_longlegs | March 21, 2014 5:49 AM

Moth looks like King Dipshit Broham Numero Uno. Stop encouraging this garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 7:50 AM

I feel like every member of Fat White Band should have AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 7:21 PM

hell yes 

Posted by Melissa Maguire | May 20, 2014 5:43 AM

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